Glenlivet Nàdurra

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 1013Z
Stated Age
16 years old
First-Fill American Oak Casks
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
29 May 2014 8:49 am by Defeatless
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 99.00

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39 × member ratings

108 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet Nàdurra

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.57 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    (Blind tasting 2018)

    Not bad, but also not a candidate for purchase, as he is too alcoholic for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
      White pepper, a certain sweetness, but slightly closed.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Lots of pepper, yet smooth and full-intensity
    • Finish
      85 85
      The mouth contracts without becoming sour or bitter.
      Little wood, a lot of distillery character, fruits are pushed back a bit by the alcohol

  2. praisethepasta scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    it's not what you would call a complex whisky, but what it does, it does extremely well. excellent balance and flavor profile!
    • Nose
      86 86
      honey, vanilla, and citrus. A lot of citrus, actually, with ripe oranges leading the way. After adding water, a soft note of nuts join the party
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sharp arrival, the nose continues and is accompanied by mango and the honey notes are more prominent. With water it all mellows out, and again some nuts come in that add a slightly bitter touch to counterpart all the fruit, along with a faint and soft wood note.
    • Finish
      85 85
      dry, a bit sticky and slowly ending on a long woody note.

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This one is a long time standard bottle in my collection for a number of years now. The main reason for that: this is one of those examples of a whisky that fools you at first but lets you really enjoy it after. Since its the first of april tomorrow i think this is a great moment to share my opinion about this 'gotya! Whisky'.
    initial nose and taste are a disapointing experience at first. The Influence of the alcohol is quite hard and uncomfortable. It doesnt release a lot of itself and is a real bumber. But, Bottled at 55% this nadurra really turns out great when adding quite a lot of water. When you do, the nose really comes down to a nice balanced whisky whit lots to offer.

    At first very alcoholic, not much in it, when adding water, it really opens up very decent. A lot of wood influences, wet wood, burned wood, something like licorice. Definitly a first fill. Citrus fruits accompanied with honey and vanilla. Something fresh joins the nose after a while. Something like a tropcial freshness. It definitly needs time in the glass to reach the optimal drinking experience. The longer it stays in the glass, the better it becomes.

    At first, alcohol, alcohol, alcohol, heatbomb on the palat. After adding water quite beautifull. Smooth, oily, a little Sharp edge after a while but not disturbing. Sweet, again wood, some bitter/dry notes almost a little nutty like almonds or cashen. Some Candy too.

    Medium long, Warm, soft and smooth with a little Sharp edge at the end. Keeps developing for quite a while.

    Presentation: as daddy likes it: no fancy, expensive additional packaging. Just a simple box in which the focus is still on the whisky.

    A really Nice whisky for a good price. And last but not least: Natural color and unchillfiltered while being an official botteling coming from one of the biggest players in the world of whisky. Now that's what i call a statement!

  4. mullos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Big big vanilla and honey notes on the nose, smooth body, honeyed
    sweetness on the palate - big wood influence, nevertheless very
    drinkable !
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Koloman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Excellent in itself - I would like to highlight the lush vanilla note - but overall then quite one-dimensional.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    it's pretty rough spirit and rather simple. my first nadurra. definitely not my favorite glenlivet. 
    • Nose
      modern, cask driven nose, so dry american oak, vanilla, caramel, ginger, the strong alcohol is not very well integrated, it's a bit grassy but there is a citrus fruit note as well, which grows once you added water, green apples, rhubarb, it might even become a bit tropical, quite some butter, licorice, a touch of aniseed.
    • Taste
      nice oily mouth feel, the alcohol feels better on the tongue, the fruits manage to keep the balance with the strong wood influence, rhubarb, apple, peach, pineapple but all of them unripe, a strong pepper brise turns louder and louder.
    • Finish
      very peppery, oaky, drying, not very long, yet some barley sweetness, licorice and aniseed linger for a while.

  7. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: That's not unpleasant! A vanillia fudge, some oak, but also a citrus sour part.

    Initial taste: Smooth. The sweetness of oak and nuts, a flowery part (a but like how a young bunnuhabain tastes....). With water: the citrus is more in the background. Candied orange peel.

    Body: Robust

    Finish: long the sweetness stays on and on!! A little afterburner from the alcohol though.

    Price: very fairly priced.

    Presentation: For such a good whisky it's quite sober.

    Comments: This is a very good whisky. I will go to get a box of these!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89


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