Hazelburn Profile

Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Hazelburn is one of three styles of single malt made at Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. While the bulk of the distillery’s output is concentrated on producing the Springbank malt, 10% of its production time is dedicated to creating the heavily peated Longrow, and a further 10% to the triple-distilled Hazelburn.

By using unpeated air-dried malt and triple distillation on two stills, the resultant spirit is light, fruity and subtle. It is currently available in 10- and 12-year-old expressions. 

In the past Hazelburn has been released in limited numbers at a variety of ages and, as with all bottlings from J&A Mitchell, Hazelburn is neither chill-filtered nor coloured and is bottled on-site at 46% abv unless otherwise stated. 

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  • Region
    Campbeltown
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Produced at
    Springbank

Hazelburn History

The Hazelburn single malt is named after a former Campbeltown distillery that ran from the early-18th century until 1925, but in its short lifetime grew to become the biggest in the area.

Springbank distillery, itself licensed since 1828, first began producing triple-distilled spirit in 1997 and the first Hazelburn whisky bottled in 2005 as an 8-year-old. Three different labels were created to mark the brand’s first edition, each featuring a different aspect of Springbank: its maltings, stills and casks.

The core range now also features 12- and 10-year-old expressions, which were introduced in 2009 and 2014 respectively.

Timeline

  • 1828 Springbank distillery takes out its first legal distilling licence
  • 1925 Campbeltown’s Hazelburn distillery is mothballed
  • 1997 Springbank distillery begins triple distillation for a new style of single malt whisky
  • 2005 Hazelburn is released for the first time as an 8-year-old single malt
  • 2011 A limited edition 8-year-old Sauternes cask-finished expression is launched
  • 2014 Hazelburn 10-year-old is introduced
  • 2016 J&A Mitchell releases a 9-year-old Hazelburn finished in Barolo wine casks

Owner

Current owner

Contact

Address
Springbank Distillery
85 Longrow
Campbeltown
Argyll
PA28 6ET
United Kingdom
Website
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Phone
+44 1586 552009
Email
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Visitor Opening Hours

Contact distillery for details

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See also

  • Springbank Springbank Springbank Distillery & brand

    Springbank

    Multi-faceted Campbeltown distillery.

  • William Cadenhead William Cadenhead William Cadenhead Independent bottler

    William Cadenhead

    One of the oldest independent whisky bottlers in Scotland.

  • Mitchell's Glengyle Mitchell's Glengyle Mitchell's Glengyle Distiller & blender

    Mitchell's Glengyle

    A subsidiary of J&A Mitchell, which operates Glengyle distillery and produces Kilkerran single malt.

  • Longrow Longrow Longrow Brand

    Longrow

    The heavily-peated single malt brand produced at Campbeltown’s Springbank distillery.

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