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@lucadanna1985
lucadanna1985 started a discussion

Hi folks, today after buying a bottle of glenlivet nadurra which seemed perfectly fine I arrived home and saw that the area around tha cork was wet...the liquid level inside the bottle was perfect, so I opened it, and here comes the problem: it seems bitterish to me, but I've never tasted nadurra before...what re the probabilities that the content has been spoiled? I hoped the effect was due to excessive movement during my way home, but now I'm dubious...any help is welcome!

12 years ago

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@Shrike
Shrike replied

This is quite interesting. Uh, sorry to introduce another question, but how much effect can excessive movement have on a bottle of whisky?

12 years ago 0

@SquidgyAsh
SquidgyAsh replied

I'd contact the distillery or the shop where you bought it and let them know what has happened. They should be able to issue a replacement bottle in exchange. Or so I've heard.

12 years ago 0

@lucadanna1985

the retailer is a friend of mine, so I wanted to be sure about that before letting him lose a bottle...in the end, I've checked Ralfy's review and th yeastiness/bitterness I spotted in my dram seems to be normal for Glenlivet Nadurra, and anyway I don't think that might be the result of a loose cork...moreover I should add that tha tax label was just a bit wet, which suggests a small leek of whisky, otherwise it should have been completely soaked...I think I will keep the bottle...

12 years ago 0

@chickenium
chickenium replied

I have just had the same thing happen to me. I bought a bottle of Glenmorangie 10 for my father (slowly initiating him to Scotch) on my way home and when I took it out of the bag, I could smell it a bit. I opened it up and the cork just slid out along with a couple drops on the foil cover. The level doesnt seem affected though and it tastes just fine.

I'll pour myself a second and maybe a third glass to be ABSOLUTELY sure it's not tainted. The sacrifices one does to ensure the good health of his family...

11 years ago 3Who liked this?

@Wills
Wills replied

@chickenium haha indeed and now you opened the bottle and have to buy a new one for your father. Just drink this bottle by yourself, just to be sure its good ;)

11 years ago 0