Hazelburn 14 Year Old Oloroso Cask Matured 2019
70cl / 49.3% abv
Springbank have yet again produced another beautiful expression of their Hazelburn malt, this time matured for 14 years in nothing other than an oloroso sherry butt. Bottled at 49.3% you would expect this whisky to express tones of strong alcohol, but it does quite the opposite. It is soft to the nose and sweet on the palate.
Nose: fruit and nut chocolate followed by a slight hint of almonds, bitter chocolate and pecan pie.
Palate: leathery and creamy to start with drops of raspberries and jammy fruits developing into a strong flavour of blueberry muffins and pear drops.
Finish: the mouth is filled with warm flavours of salted caramel, coffee beans and a slight spice of cracked pepper.