Time flies, it’s been more than ten years since Glenlivet Distillery introduced Nàdurra expression (2005) as part of their Travel Retail range.
The whisky earned excellent reviews and scored number of awards. Nàdurra means “natural” in Gaelic and the whisky is designed for educated and demanding customers of the new Millennium. In 2014 First Fill Selection and Oloroso Matured expressions joined the range, both being released in small batches. The following year brought in our opinion the most unique release of Nàdurra, Peated Cask Finish. After being aged in first fill ex-bourbon barrels the whisky is transferred to barrels that previously held heavily peated whisky. Batch PW 0715 was released in July 2015.
Nose: sweet with distinctive smoky notes, vanilla, coconut shavings, pineapple, bananas, milk chocolate, lemon peel, hints of hay and tobacco.
Palate: vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate, grapefruits, apples, candied orange and lemon peel, charred oak and delicate peat smoke in the background.
Finish: medium long, moderately peaty, milk chocolate, roasted nuts and dash of pepper.