The Glenlivet Nàdurra
Distillery: The Glenlivet
Expression: Nadurra – 16 years
Category: Single Malt Scotch
Age: 16 years
I first spotted this one at a Taipei wine bar with a limited whisky selection.
As it turns out, twas only one bottle of Nadurra left on the shelf.
A fine upstanding gentlemen was oogling it over while his sophisticated, high-maintenance date was perusing the Shiraz section.
Would he get it the last bottle?
Not on my watch.
Like a hawk targeting its prey, I stealthily homed in on the last Nàdurra.
As nimble as a drunk could be, I boxed him out of the lane like a prime Dennis Rodman and plucked the last bottle from the shelf.
Sorry Charlie, maybe next time.
When I uncorked the bottle and poured myself a dramI wasn’t disappointed at all.
For starters, it was nice to see a whiskey aged in first-fill American oak casks.
(Hopefully Glenlivet and other distilleries will keep this trend a rollin’)
On the palate, the malts are superb and after the initial attack a splash of grape juice comes splashing forth like a geyser.
Fresh oak is present throughout and leads your taste buds on a walk through the forest.
Glenlivet Nàdurra Tasting Notes
Nose: Lemon, Peach, Aniseed
Palate: Velvety smooth with crisp malts. Some hazelnut notes in the background.
Finish: Long, gingery, and oaky.