Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Cask Finish

Today I am reviewing The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Cask Finish.I did some research on what makes this whisky so amazing.Surprisingly it has no age statement but packed with vibrant flavor & mind blowing aroma.
Nadurra in Gaelic means natural. According to the product label,it is bottled & released in small batches with No-Chill Filtration & matured exclusively in First Fill Oloroso Sherry Oak Casks which comes from the Jerez Region of Spain. Not to mention it is bottled at Cask Strength.
Now let me break down all these fancy looking words. 
No Chill-Filtration is it has not undergone the Chill-Filtration process.
First Fill means the barrel has not been reused prior to bottling which retains more flavor than used casks. 
Cask Strength means it is bottled directly from the cask without adding water. 
Oloroso(meaning scented in Spanish) is a variety of fortified wine(sherry) made from while palomino grapes. All these attributes create a very special & magical golden liquid in this case the Nadurra.Ok now that the boring terminologies are out of the way let's get to the fun stuff now, Enjoy my tasting notes ! 
Vital Stats- The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso Matured Single Malt Scotch 
Price- $76.99
Age-  NAS(No Age Statement)
ABV- 60.2%
Region- Speyside 
Distillery-The Glenlivet Distillery,Moray,Scotland 
Awards won- 2019 1st Place, Best Speyside Single Malt & 2nd place Best Cask Strength(over 57%)

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Glencairn Whisky Glass

Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Bright Gold
Aroma- Sherry comes in very strong. It has pepper, spice, citrus, honey. Also, oaks with nutty dark chocolate.
Flavor- Similar to Glenlivet 12 First Fill with higher ABV. Sherry goodness bursting with flavor & overpowers the vanilla. Vibrant fruity, creamy with hints of dark chocolate.
Body- Full Bodied
Finish- Long,sweet & smooth followed by dry spicy finish
SJ's Rating- Top Shelf 
It is a work of art & I enjoyed it beyond all expectations. With it's high ABV of 60.2% and first fill casks, the flavor & aroma it imparts is beyond words. You have to try this one out is all I can say.
Occasions Best Enjoyed- Special occasions, mood for complex flavorful sipping whisky.
Cocktails- None, Enjoy it neat
Food Pairings- Lamb Kabobs. The robust ABV goes well with the texture of fatty goat meat. 

SJ's Pro Tip- Try it as a flight with other Glenlivet First Fill whiskies

Take a sip of this work of art & experience the magic yourself. Cheers! to responsible drinking. 
Not in the mood to read? Listen to my Single Malt Lives Podcast instead. 

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