Hazelburn Sauternes wood 8 years old has been aged for 5 years in a refill bourbon barrel and then 3 years in a Sauternes cask and bottled at cask strength 55.9% vol. This is a limited run of 9180 bottles world wide. The sauternes cask and imparted an very deep mahagony clour and this fine single malt whisky.
Distillery Tasting notes
Colour: Reddish Auburn
Nose: Warm and embracing: homemade Seville orange marmalade on a buttered, toasted cinnamon and raisin bagel. Orange liqueur, burnt demerara sugar, treacle, honey, figs and dates emerge from the sidelines as the aromas develop.
Palate: Buttery, creamy and rich with orange fondant cream and ginger bread biscuits. Hints of honey and chili glazed brazil nuts, sweet and warm.
Finish: The longer this whisky spends in the glass the better it gets. It has a thick and creamy finish that pleasantly lingers on for a long while, leaving you feeling very content.
Distilled June 2002
Bottled February 2011