Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso
70cl / 60.3%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
The October 2015 bottling of Nadurra Oloroso, a cask-strength Glenlivet that has been solely matured in first-fill oloroso sherry casks that is the sibling of the much-loved bourbon-cask-matured Nadurra. The result is a full-bodied, heavily sherried dram that still shows the elegance that you find at the core of Glenlivet's spirit.
- Liquorice root
- Dark Chocolate
Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy A (TWE)
Nose: Rich and heavy fruit and spice, right off the bat: dried mixed fruit, prunes, cherries and fruit jellies. Rich marzipan and sticky black liquorice appear behind that, along with a rich earthiness and menthol. As Alan Winchester admits, there is a hint of sulphur, making itself known with a rubbery edge, but it’s controlled and merely adds weight.
Palate: Softer than suggested by the nose, with barrel-char edges and spicy, stewed apple initially. It develops heavier notes, with rum ‘n’ raisin fudge, liquorice, woody spice (cinnamon and nutmeg) and dark chocolate. Spiced butter pastry and raisins sit beside the other flavours, giving a sweet Eccles cake hit.
Finish: Liquorice, dark chocolate, raisins, mint and pine hints, and lingering bitter char, with apple skin and brown sugar.
2 Customer Reviews
Certainly the whisky with the strongest personality I have ever tried. I had the 60.4 % batch. It fills the palate with a richness of spicy/woody flavor, specially at the FIRST sip. Phenomenal!
As a whisky obsessive,I am often asked what is the best value malt when considering quality with the price. Well look no further! This "potent" whisky is flooded with those rich fruity notes so typical of a 1st fill Oloroso cask.This is full bodied and needs a wee drop of water to fully appreciate the complexities of this malt.Even try it with a cube of ice ,if you like your whisky cold. The richness of the flavour is not lost when a cube of ice is added. The whisky guru's may scorn but having the coldness then warm up in the mouth means the intensity of the flavour is even more noticeable....try it and see !