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Hazelburn 'CV'

(46%, OB, NAS, Triple Distilled, 2010*)
Average Score: 81
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistillerySpringbank
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameHazelburn
Bottling NameCV
Alcohol By Volume46%
Other DetailsTriple Distilled
Issued2010*
Average Score81


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin80
Johannes van den Heuvel78
Robert Karlsson77
Konstantin Grigoriadis80
Ho-cheng Yao84
Krishna Nukala85
Luca Chichizola83
Rich Howard75
David Wankel85
Oliver Klimek86


Retired Maniac Ratings
Martin Diekmann82
Keith Wood82


WhiskyFun Review
http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivenovember10-2.html#241110


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonFragrant on vanilla and malt. A wee bit flowery. Quite an aggressive maltiness here. Quite dry indeed on woody notes and hints of flowers in the aftertaste. Ought to be a strong one.
Rich Howardinitial notes were of a gentle oakiness, very light drifts of sweet red apple, vanilla and a hint of powdered sugar. after a few minutes, red berries started to emerge, along with some deeper vegetal and herbal notes, and just a hint of disinfectant. the palate offers an immediate sugared fruit sweetness and some citrus, followed by the slightly bitterish herbs, with some oaky tannins and even some dried leaves. very drying, actually. water warms up some vanilla and butter on the nose, but now the palate has been reduced too far, to oaky cardboard and powdered sugar. i think this has a tad too much wood without water, and is worthless with. [tasted blind for the 2010 Awards]
Oliver KlimekColor: Pale straw - Nose: Quite strong, citrus, spices, some vanilla - Palate: Slightly maritime, even a bit salty, orange zest, lemon, ginger - Finish: Very long, slightly spicy - Overall: A wonderful fresh whisky with a lot of complexity.