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Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nadurra

Do not dilute

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@UisgebethaReview by @Uisgebetha

30th Oct 2014

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    25
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    94

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Nàdurra loosely translates as “natural” according to the label, it’s apparently made using traditional methods and aged in first fill ex bourbon casks. Is that a contradiction in terms? Who cares if it tastes good, certainly not me.

Pours as quite a viscous gold liquor, a simple floral aroma greets the nose, vanilla, frangipane and honey suckle make for a sweet agreeable start.

There is plenty of body when you imbibe, almost a syrupy richness to the mouth feel. The flavours are somehow at odds to the weight, mainly light floral and fruity. Vanilla as you’d expect from the bourbon casks, apple, satsuma and fresh apricot. There is also a pleasing biscuit flavour and a touch of spice to complete the profile of this malt, the flavour development is near perfection. The symphony of flavours continues into the long finish which is spicier and dryer.

Overall a pleasing combination of quite light flavours with a heavy weight texture. It would probably score considerably less at 40% ABV, so not one to dilute.

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3 comments

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

It's 48%? Did they stop releasing this at cask strength?

6 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

I think there have been travel retail expressions of Nadurra released at 48%. Any more details as to the batch? The picture suggests CS. "Contents may different from image shown..."

6 years ago 0

Lifewaterforce commented

the 48% is indeed the travel retail version, i have the january 2014 which i will review soon. They are still making the CS version, it is the triumph they have discontinued, as far as im aware. Good review

6 years ago 0

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