Glenlivet Nàdurra Review

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The Glenlivet Nàdurra

Distillery: The Glenlivet
Expression: Nadurra – 16 years
Category: Single Malt Scotch
Region:  Speyside
Age: 16 years
ABV: 48%

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.

rodman

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.

Score 88/ 100

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