Review: The Glenlivet 16 Years Old Nadurra Batch 0813Y
Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
Origin: The Glenlivet Distillery
Bottling: Official – Pernod Ricard
Cost: £42.45 from Master of Malt [sold out]
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.
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.
Light amber 18 carat gold (9/20) thick legs
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,
Warming, spiced toffee and gingerbread, Jamaican ginger cake, treacle toffee, oak wood, almost savoury and herbal, vanilla, marzipan, frangipane tart
Medium-long spiced toffee
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!
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