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Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nadurra

A very differnent beast

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28th Sep 2010


Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nadurra
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The meaning of the word ‘Nadurra’ means natural in Gaelic , and basically here it means that it’s non chill filtered. There are 3 main expression in the Nadurra line : 16 year old , Triumph (named after a variety of barley that is no longer in use by the Glenlivet) , and Travel Retail (and reduced 48% ABV).

Colour :Golden straw

Nose : Fragrant and vibrant, lots of vanilla, wood spice, and floral notes, on top of some honey and toasted oak and ripe bananas, from the 1st fill American oak casks used.

Palate: Viscous and oily on the tongue. Vanilla, Peppers, oak, and some fruits (peaches, apples) with a gingery edge.

Finish : Long and drying, with hints of Anise, bitter fruit pulps, and burnt sugar.

Bottom line:

a very enjoyable Glenlivet. The high ABV is a good start, and the flavours are well integrated, and quite spicy and racy. It’s not your everyday dram (for that you could go with the 12 year old), but sure is a well made dram.

I cant finish this Glenlivet without a wee video featuring Tony Soprano. The coolest Gangster ever to show up on TV, doing his ‘you think i’m still the kid on the bus’ routine .


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Dougful commented

I think your tasting notes are spot on. You especially enlightened my view of the finish.

I was quite impressed by the Nadurra expression. The intense dryness and intensified Glenlivet flavors make for a unique and enjoyable experience.

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