Bivrost Nidavellir

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Arctic Single Malt Whisky
Bourbon and Ex-Islay Barrique
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
24 oct 2020 6:03 pm by Bindy80

Average value

€ 572.98

41 × in wishlist

48 × member ratings

312 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bivrost Nidavellir

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 75.80 points.

  1. octomoar scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    Young, out of balance and gimmicky. This one is for the collectors, not drinkers.
    • Nose
      70 70
      Hint of smoke, some citrus, very newmake-y.
    • Taste
      65 65
      At first, some sweetness, then hints of peat and citrus. If I'm generous, salted peanuts? Then a terrible sour note appears and it ruins everything for me.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short and thin.

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  3. Hultgren scored this whisky 45 points Member Senior

    Not a favorite.

  4. lys1 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Malt, sweetness and honey
    • Taste
      75 75
      Painted and spirits. Young
    • Finish
      71 71
      Short. Spirits

  5. robain scored this whisky 66 points Specialist

    Haha all the high rates, give me a break. This is utterly TERRIBLE.
    • Nose
      65 65
      Ale, Beer smell. What the heck is this?
      Vinous White whine, some sour smell to it.
    • Taste
      68 68
      Oaky and black pepper. That's it. Some beer taste to it.
    • Finish
      65 65
      Some oak again, bitterness and black pepper.

      Just plain bad.

  6. Dockside did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Bottles marked with number 1 to 20 out of a total of 2496, were offered exclusively at auction in 2020. The highest winning bid ended up at: £ 700. The bottles are presented in a wooden box and a certificate is attached.

  7. Thermidor scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    A barely legal aquavit-style hooch with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Total waste of money and time. It's not Floki, but it's not much better either. Just another cash-in on the bubbling whisky market.

    Look at that average score (81 as I write this). It implies a perfectly solid whisky similar in quality to core range malts like Glenfiddich 15, Glenlivet 12, or the like. Now, get a glass of either one of those and a glass of Nidavellir, compare them, and then come tell me they're of equal quality, with a straight face. I dare you.
    • Nose
      Sawdust, my favorite (not). Bland, with that spicy rye flour smell that seems to haunt these new distillery 3yos no matter which country they come from. It feels like a lot of cask enhancement was needed to give this thin distillate any kind of character, which isn't exactly surprising considering continuous distillation was involved, which also explains the lack of a stinging ethanol note in what is otherwise not really different from a flavored gin. Cheap dark bread, cheap liqueurs, cheap everything. It's supposed to have been partially matured in ex-Islay casks but I don't really notice any peat. Maybe the casks were from Bunnahabhain? ;)
    • Taste
      Thin and sawdusty. A hastily finished aquavit indeed. Dirty, dusty herbs and rye flour, and a sweetness on top of them like that of hard candy drops.
    • Finish
      Sweet, boozy, thin, and unfocused. The kind of stuff that could only sell at the peak of a whisky boom. I didn't finish my 2cl.

  8. kanpai79 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87


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