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Hazelburn 8 Year Old - First Edition - 2005 Release - Full Set

LOT ID: 0124-134


End Date : Feb 14 2024 08:10 PM


Total Bids: 75   

Winning Bid
£340.00


LOT DESCRIPTION

Hazelburn 8 Year Old. First Edition. Bottled 2005. One of 5,100 bottles (1,700 sets) matured in Sherry Casks. 3 x 70cl. 46%. In presentation boxes.


To celebrate the First Release Hazelburn, Springbank Distillers Ltd commissioned artist Ian Gray to paint three pictures of the distillery - one picture for each distillation. These three paintings were then turned into both labels and a series of limited edition prints. There are 1,700 bottles with each label.

CONDITION

Creased box. Nick in label.

FILLING LEVEL

High Neck

Distillery:  Hazelburn

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Distillery Bottling

Region: Campbeltown

Bottling Year: 2005

Age: 8

Bottles Produced: 1,700 Sets

Limited Edition: yes

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 3 x 70cl

ABV: 3 x 46%

Hazelburn is the name given to the triple-distilled, unpeated single malt whisky made at the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown. Springbank produces much less whisky than their theoretical capacity and Hazelburn makes up around 10% of the distillery’s output, so usually fewer than 100 casks of Hazelburn are filled each year.  

Hazelburn has been produced at Springbank since 1997, with the first general release official bottling being an 8-year-old that was launched in 2005. A 12-year-old was bottled from 2009-2016 and the core range today comprises a 10-year-old ongoing bottling with manifold small batch and single cask releases. The first 21-year-old Hazelburn appeared in 2019 and small batches of Oloroso sherry-matured Hazelburn have also been bottled in recent years.

Distillery bottlings are, as the name suggests, bottled by or for the distillery from which the whisky has originated and are thus often referred to as Official Bottlings or OBs. Distillery bottlings are generally more desirable for collectors and usually fetch higher prices at auction than independent bottlings. They are officially-endorsed versions of the whisky from a particular distillery and are therefore considered the truest expression of the distillery’s character.

This ideal of the distillery character is regarded so seriously by the distilleries and brand owners that casks of whisky that are considered to vary too far from the archetype are frequently sold on to whisky brokers and independent bottlers. When this happens, it is often with the proviso that the distillery’s name is not allowed to be used when the cask is bottled for fear of diminishing or damaging the distillery’s character and status.

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Please note: due to the various ages of bottles, corks and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion. And no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.All bottles are checked by our whisky specialists Wayne & Harrison Ormerod prior to any auction. We do not auction opened bottles so therefore all items are sealed unless stated under certain circumstances where seals were never issued by the producer.
No item is deemed new, however many items are generally in good condition. When this is not the case, we aim to mention any faults in the description. The images supplied are of the actual item you will receive. If the filling level of the liquid is not visible in the images provided, we aim to indicate the current position in the description. If the filling level is impossible to determine, such as with ceramics decanters, we will provide an overall weight of the decanter in KG. Our filling level guideline can be found here.
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BID HISTORY

BID DATE TIME
Last Bids £340.00 14th February 2024 19:56