From the Glen Grant & Sons stable, this blend came out a few years ago in travel retail with its glitz bottle, harkening to Art Deco heydays in select cities around the world.
We sampled it completely blind, with no clue what we were trying… Here is what we discovered…
Hazelwood 21 year 40%
- Nose – Hay, malt, bit sharp, citrus, candy shop, coconut oil, husk, meethi (fenugreek leaves), horseradish, a bit of cinnamon, tobacco, a bit of nuts, wood, acetone, lots of honey
- Palate – Sweet and spice, more of that horseradish, straight, honey water, no development on the palate, spice remains, thin with no body
- Finish – Piquant finish, flat, some wood
While it may sound like a nice range of aromas, they all played within a fairly narrow band… overall it came across as quite “watery”… inoffensive and bland. We wondered if it could make a good mixer?
Before the reveal, one speculated it might be a blend. Turns out he was right! More precisely a blend of Kininvie, Girvan, and others…
Curious to know more? Why not check out what I found in an earlier tasting of the Hazelwood 21 year 40%.
What else did we try?
- Dalmore King Alexander III 40%
- Glenglassaugh Revival 46%
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