Glenlivet Whisky – Nadurra Aged for 16 Years in American Bourbon Casks

It is always a nice evening when the three Whisky Boys get together and have a tasting, and tonight (Thursday 22nd October 2009) is no different.

Our choice of drams this evening is a Glenlivet Whisky – Nadurra Aged for 16 Years in American Bourbon Casks Speyside Single Malt and is Non-chill filtered.

Glenlivet Distillery,
Ballindalloch,
Banffshire AB37 9DB

telephone 01340 821720
website www.theglenlivet.com

Owners, Chivas Brothers (Pernod Ricard)

This dram came in a litre bottle and we have a confession to make, the Whisky Boys did not purchase this dram, but it came to us as a gift from Laurel Paterson, who some of you might recognise as the wife of Bruce  (our American Ambassador). Laurel purchased this at duty free on her way from the States to visit us and meet up with Bruce.

The other thing that you guys and gals might need to know before you try to rush out and buy a bottle is, this Single Malt is exclusively reserved for international travelers.

Nadurra is Gaelic for ‘natural’

If you search on our site for Glenlivet you can see that this is not our first venture towards this Speyside.

Lets taste.

The Glenlivet Nadurra Speyside Single Malt Aged 16 Years, 48% Alc/volglenlivet-16yrold-nadurra

Colour…Honeyed pine


Jim’s tasting

Nose…Oranges and lemons, a little woodiness showing, fresh and clean with a little spice in there.

Taste…Soft and sweet, a little dry, a hint of vanilla, sharp if a little oily.

Finish…Well balanced, mellow and warming, the citrus is still there, a quite long finish.

Dougie’s tasting

Nose…Orange and lime zest with a touch of vanilla and toast.

Taste…Soft and sweet, wood spices, a tingle on the tongue.

Finish…Medium length, salty and dry yet, still holds a touch of spice.
Nicola’s tasting

Nose…Quite fruity, nutty with a distinct freshness.

Taste…Spicy, warm, vanilla, quite a complex wee nip.

Finish…Long and warming but leaving your mouth refreshed.

We all enjoyed this Duty Free special, even more so when it came to us as a gift, the other confession we have to make is that we did not open the bottle until both Bruce and Laurel had returned to the USA, leaving even more for us to taste and enjoy, which we certainly did.

On this occasion we cannot advise you to go out to your specialist shop or supermarket and buy one, but what we can say is if you are travelling abroad and you see the choice available at the duty free, you will not do much better than if you buy The Nadurra, either for a gift or for yourself on your return to Scotland.

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