Review: The Glenlivet 16 Years Old Nadurra Batch 0813Y

Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky

Origin: The Glenlivet Distillery

Bottling: Official – Pernod Ricard

ABV: 56.1%

Cost: £42.45 from Master of Malt [sold out]

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What they say:

The Nadurra series is Glenlivet’s range of 16 year old single malt Scotch whiskies, which have been matured in ex-bourbon casks and then bottled at cask strength with no chill-filtration. A fantastic small batch expression. This edition comes from batch 0813Y, bottled in 2013.

The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 0813Y

What I say:

The Glenlivet Nadurra, we first sampled this during our visit to The Glenlivet Distillery back in 2011 or 2012, subsequently this series has become a little bit of a hit amongst Glenlivet fans. This particular bottling carries the 16 year old age-statement, whilst many of the other batches have been NAS and focussed more on their cask maturation e.g. sherry or the latest incarnation – peated cask matured.

Colour:

Light amber 18 carat gold (9/20) thick legs

Nose:

Apple, cider/brandy/calvados, toffee, spiced gingerbread, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, caramel sauce, sticky toffee pudding, fruit, light peach, apple, pear, tangerine, vanilla essence, crème brulee, custard,

Taste:

Warming, spiced toffee and gingerbread, Jamaican ginger cake, treacle toffee, oak wood, almost savoury and herbal, vanilla, marzipan, frangipane tart

Finish:

Medium-long spiced toffee

Overall:

Quite spicy but in a really good way. Reminded me of gingerbread and cake. In fact a multitude of sweets and desserts appear in my tasting notes as I chewed my way through the sweetness in this expression. The proof is obviously in the pudding with this whisky!

Score: 85/100

Don’t take my word for it:

TOModera’s Whisky Reviews The Glenlivet 16 Nadurra

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