Hazelburn 12 year old Triple Distilled Campbeltown Single Malt Whisky (750ml) (Elsewhere $100)
Following on from the earlier 8 year old expression of this triple distilled Campbeltown malt, the 12 year old first appeared in August 2009 and nicely illustrates the developments brought about by its continuing maturation. Rich on the nose, with a clear sherry influence, along with toffee, marzipan, apricots, and milk chocolate. This is a substantial and well integrated dram, with malt, almonds, cocoa, and spice on the palate, while the long, spicy finish offers more chocolate, soft fruits, and coffee.
The famous triple-distilled malt of Springbank distillery is back in stock with a new 12 year old release. Light and creamy on the entry, with stonefruit and that classic chewy, dense mouthfeel, the Hazelburn continues to showcase the results of in-house floor-malted barley and self-sustained distillation. The finish gives just a hint of peat to add an accent on what is wonderfully delicious, round and supple single malt whisky.