The Glenlivet Nàdurra 16 Bottling Note
Jim Murray describes this 16 year old cask strength as "pure entertainment"! The name Nadurra derives from the Gaelic word for 'natural'. A really enjoyable Glenlivet. This is the old, discontinued edition.
The nose is quite full and well-balanced. There are notes of toasty charred oak with a most gentle of smokes with notes of marmalade and orange with a touch of apple blossom and bramley apple. There palate is quite full and rich. There are notes of sultanas and rich dried porridge oats steeped in honey. There is a honeycomb note with winter spice and notes of peppery oak, hints of fruitcake and a doughy character. The finish is long and spicy with peppy oak.
This is the best single malt scotch whisky that I have had the pleasure to have tasted.
2nd September 2014
Absolutely a great scotch. Smooth taste not a lot of oak flavor.
10th June 2014
The Full ABV, Surprising
One of the best I have had. Not heavy on the smoke but it does have a hell of a bite. The high alcohol content is certainly notable. Hits the entire mouth as a smooth sweet treat and leaves the throat remembering that this is not a beverage for children. Very good and a very nice intoxication, which I found out by accident. I forgot this was cask strength and had a bit more than I should have. Made for a pretty good night.
1st June 2014
A very nice whiskey that absolutely requires the 5ml. I am generally not a speyside fan and have more often than not genuinely hated Glenlivet, but this bottle helped alter my opinion of the distillery. The ABV is pretty brutal, but tamed it is warm and full. I'll generally stick to my islays, but this one I might buy a second of.
16th January 2014
Dram of my dreams
One of the best I have tasted. After letting it sit for about 15 minutes, added a few drops of water. The nose is sweet, creamy, and fruity. The palate doesn't let down as well, sweet and creamy.
26th November 2013
Good spirit, but that's all
New to the whisky drinking,enjoying it very much I may add,what a difference 5ml of water can make!!!Quaffable.
30th March 2013
Soft wood, flowers and lacquer in aroma; dense and warming spirit, which almost blocks the flowers in the middle; malty sourness in the end. Unpretentious aftertaste with remains of malt and nuts.
3rd May 2012
Not a speyside fan - but this is really nice. Didn't get the bourbon flavours but definitely got the spice.