An unpeated single malt here from the Springbank Distillery, released under the Hazelburn name after 13 years of maturation. It was distilled back in 2007, and bottled in April 2021, being drawn from a combo of 75% bourbon and 25% sherry casks. Brilliantly honeyed stuff, with a hint of zesty fruit underneath the layers of vanilla. 6,300 bottles were produced.
Chocolate digestives, orange zest, honeydew melon. Soon enough, creamy vanilla builds on the nose, with a hint of anise.
Sultana and malt loaf as it opens up, before a big wave of honey and juicy peach notes appear. Anise once again, plus a touch of cut grass.
Vanilla pod, softly toasted teacakes with butter, green apple.