Hazelburn 13yr Oloroso Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Hazelburn 13yr Oloroso Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 2007

Item # 43633 750mL
$164.96/ Single Bottle
$989.76/ Case of 6
Vintage
ABV
50.30%
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Tasting Notes

The richness the Oloroso casks lend this whisky after 13yrs take the triple-distilled un-peated style of Hazelburn to the land of tropical spices. A tricky task of maturation that Springbank pulls off in typical form. Bottled at cask strength. Very limited availability.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Oloroso

This style of Sherry is dark, rich, full-bodied and complex. Oloroso Sherries mature in cask for up to 25 years with no flor whatsoever, and are thus directly exposed to oxygen over a long period of time. This oxidation gives Oloroso its dark color and powerful aroma, and makes it the perfect accompaniment to hearty stews or meat dishes (if not on its own as a digestif). Olorosos are generally...

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Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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