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House of Hazelwood 21 Year Old Review


24th March 2016

Review of the new House of Hazelwood 21 Year Old premium Scotch blended whisky.

House of Hazelwood 21 Year Old ReviewHouse of Hazelwood 21 year old is the second whisky in William Grant's new premium Scotch blended whisky range.

William Grant describe the new brand as an elegant and vivacious new blended Scotch whisky which has been inspired by the Grant family luminary Janet Sheed Roberts (1901 to 2012) and expressed through the spirit of the great Art Deco cities that influenced the world in her heyday.

The House of Hazelwood 21 Year Old expression is has been inspired by the sultry beauty of Mumbai in the 1920s. This release represents a bolder, somewhat spicier and more robust whisky balanced by the ageing of some of its malts for 21 years in sherry casks made of European oak. Presented in a 50cl bottle and bottled at 40% ABV,  the House of Hazelwood 21 Year Old has an RRP of 75.

The 21 Year Old is presented in packaging inspired by the sultry beauty of Mumbai in the 1920s. The design focuses on the creation of a distinctive visual leitmotif associated with the luminosity of the city.

The House of Hazelwood whisky range was initially launched in Paris Duty Free at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in February 2016, it will remain exclusively in travel retail until September 2016 when it will then launch in a few select markets around the world.

If you are not lucky enough to be jetting off anywhere in the next 6 months and passing through an airport which offers the new House of Hazelwood range then you will find a superb range of premium blended whiskies as well a huge range of single malt whiskies available from specialist Whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange
 

House of Hazelwood 21 Year Old Review


William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Dense yet very teasing light sherried fruity notes mingle with some gentle oak spices amidst a mild vanilla sweetness.

Taste: Syrupy sugars and oak spices balance well and are joined by a touch of cinnamon. Some mild sherried fruit, raisins dates, a little plum.

Finish: The sugars and spices entertain for a while before fading leaving some drying oak and a distant hint of sherried fruit.

Comment: A charming delicately sherried easy to drink 21 year old blend for 75.

SMW Blended Whisky Score 89/100
 

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