Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Speyside Single Malts 13-18yo - 2014
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
What's in a name? The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 0813Y whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Batch 0813Y whiskey, rather than whisky.
If you've ever tasted a green grape with a slightly browned stem still attached, or even detached but you still imagine that slightly stemmy (not woody) flavour, maybe from the brownish skin right up where the stem attaches, this is exactly what the Nadurra tastes like. Probably sounds horrible to the average bloke but really it's quite beautiful and natural compared to a lot of others I've tried. Thumbs up from me.
22nd July 2014
Compared to the 18yo, this is a bit harsher (or peppier?), even watered down, but only a *bit*. The basic flavors are the same, maybe *slightly* less wood than the 18, but very unmistakably Glenlivet. And I'm on the fence as to whether the wood is a good thing or not. However, fact is, it tastes great at cask strength OR diluted, unlike the few other CS whiskies I've had. And at least in Michigan it's a good 25% cheaper than the 18. So, more flexible, cask-strength, non-chill-filtered (not a big deal to me but sounds hip), and cheaper, with the difference in taste being minimal, and arguably better (if you prefer less wood and a peppier experience, again just marginal difference though), I'll definitely prefer this over the 18 going forward.
17th July 2014
Is nice whisky
11th May 2014
I love this whisky!
25th February 2014