House of Hazelwood

House of Hazelwood

The Eight Grain

ABV: 48.5%

Age: 40 Years Old

Style: Blended Grain

Country: Scotland

Region: N/A

Bottling: House of Hazelwood

Overall
Score

8.5

Tasting Notes

Nose

Multi-seed crackers. Lots of spice: coriander, allspice, cumin, cinnamon stick. Golden syrup, stem ginger, light red-berry notes, and subtle oily citrus.

Palate

Medium bodied, with lovely oiliness. The spices recede to reveal bready grain notes, with sweet blackcurrant jam. Gentle dark chocolate and espresso with demerara sugar. Lemon posset and more stem ginger. A grassy hint, like sugar cane.

Finish

Medium-short. Back on multi-seed cracker, with a little golden syrup.

Comment

Proof that grain whisky can be just as nuanced and exciting as malt.

Taster Score
8.7

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