Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection Single Malt Scotch 750ml
The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill selection single malt scotch whisky is drawn from casks of American white oak, which have never before been used to mature scotch whisky. The technique of using virgin casks has been in favor of distillers at The Glenlivet since the early 1900s, and according to the distillery, the nàdurra is the purest expression of The Glenlivet.
The latest addition to the excellent Nàdurra range of natural cask strength, non-chill-filtered whiskies is Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill, a sweet, vanilla-rich virgin American white oak matured version from The Glenlivet.
The untouched oak imparts a nose of creamy vanilla and sweet pears to this whisky and contributes to a palate filled with notes of tropical pineapple and ripe bananas. The finish is medium-bodied and refreshing, making the Glenlivet nàdurra first fill selection single malt scotch whisky perfect to drink straight or in a cocktail.
Bottled at cask strength, the Glenlivet nàdurra first fill selection single malt scotch whisky is a brand-new expression from a distillery with an incredibly rich tradition.
Frosted Shreddies, coconut crème Brulee, and vanilla-infused sugar. Sultanas moving into marmalade, a hint of blackcurrant. Baked apple slices in custard. With water, it opens further with gummy bears, pear drops and a hint of fern, a subtle floral soapiness, and some buttery toffee. Mr. Whippy’s ice cream oysters too.
After a second, oomph! Powerful and sweet toasty oak. Rhubarb and custard boiled sweets on the second sip. Water reveals foam bananas and a hint of bubblegum.
Slightly smoky oak and almond goodness, with water revealing some citrus that, whilst I don’t like to quote official tasting notes, is indeed “refreshing”.
Quite a bit sweeter, with more vanilla and less of the warming wood spice found in the ex-bourbon cask 16-year-old, both of which are to be expected. It’s very good, naturally