Glenlivet Nàdurra

Overall rating
85.03/100
votes
256
Whiskybase ID
WB57396
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Matured
Bottled
11.06.2014
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry
Casknumber
Batch OL0614
Strength
60.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LPCH 0817
Barcode
5000299609248
Added on
21 aug 2014 7:11 pm by mpf
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 87.30

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Whisky reviews for Glenlivet Nàdurra

43 users have left 44 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.03 points.

  1. WHISKYEUROPA2009 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    .. good and pleasant stuff ...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Harvey scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This reminded me the earlier A´bunadh batches, like from 20´s.
    I like this a lot.

  3. serejja scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Let it breathe for 30 minutes. All unpleasant lacquer notes fade away and you get more chocolate and nuts. Thought of 84 first, but then changed my mind to 85
    • Nose
      85 85
      Overripe fruit, vanilla, spices, lacquer. Feel the alcohol
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fruit bomb, very intense and sherry-packed, nuts. Not so alcoholic now.
    • Finish
      84 84
      A bit too short with fruits and lacquer

  4. vsnea scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Today an older bottling of a Glenlivet Nàdurra is up for tasting. The whisky was bottled on June 11, 2014 with 60.7% vol. The color is similar to chestnuts and Oloroso sherry, which is not surprising, because the whisky was stored in Oloroso sherry casks. Amazingly, the windows in the glass remain relatively narrow.
    Overall, a very exciting and multi-layered Glenlivet that will certainly not suit everyone's taste. The bottle takes time, air and water, but then you have a great whisky with rough edges that you can spend a lot of time dealing with. Interesting malt!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very fruity when you first smell it, but also with a slightly pungent alcohol. The next sniff is much more pleasant and a broad bouquet of ripe fruits flows out of the glass. Apricots, ripe papaya, bananas, honeydew melon, sea buckthorn. The sweetness is mainly focused on the fruit and nothing is sticky or sticky. There are slight hints of marzipan and milk chocolate as well as a fine spice. Sandalwood, young suede, moist apple tobacco harmonize great with the sherry notes. Great and multi-layered when undiluted.
      After adding water, the sherry comes to the fore and the fruits become darker overall. The pungent alcohol is no longer to be found and the glass smells warm and seductive. Simply great!
    • Taste
      86 86
      60.7% vol. Was simply too much of a good thing on the palate, and so the dram was reduced to 48% vol.
      The Glenlivet is full-bodied and oily on the palate, with a nice sherry sweetness and plenty of dark fruits. Plums, raisins, marzipan, honey, baked bananas, then a gripping spiciness of black pepper and menthol, before the salivation sets in and turns into a pleasant chocolate note with peanuts. The wood notes have a slightly astringent effect, but do not interfere too much.
      Overall, a very broad spectrum of flavors, even if it cannot meet the expectations aroused in the nose on the palate. It is advisable to experiment with water.
    • Finish
      84 84
      With a medium to long finish, the Glenlivet says goodbye. Dark fruits followed by oak spices with a slight bitter note of dark chocolate remain on the palate without being unpleasant. Menthol freshness is added and a slight spiciness at the beginning has an invigorating effect afterwards. Dryness spreads to the palate for a short time, but gradually returns to the play of aromas.

  6. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. glendronach64 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sherry, raisins, sweet and fruity
    • Taste
      Intense in the mouth, sherry and fruit quickly give way to a strong bitterness
    • Finish
      Medium length with dark chocolate

  8. Rudy40 scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    Fruity, just perfect balance!

  9. Peter Slijkhuis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Rated in a blind tasting (ProefOlympics # CL2 - April 2020)

  10. Casketje scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Yes, undiluted it's strong, alcoholic and very concentrated. Takes water quite well (1.5 to 2 teaspoons easily) and needs some time in the glass as well. Leave it for about 10-15 mins and it will surprise you. If you like A'bunadh (and I do) you will love this - it's even a bit sweeter than the A'bunadhs I've had so far. I bought this bottle for €39.99 and for that price you'll be hard pressed to find better quality.

  11. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not dyed, not cool filtered and really good!

    [Color] copper;
    • Nose
      dark fruits (cherries, plums), oak, ripe;
    • Taste
      diluted: intense and fruity (plums, juicy oranges), sweet sherry, dark chocolate, soft, creamy, oily;
    • Finish
      medium length, fruity finish; in the end nutty and sweet;

  12. Ivynor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Whisky rather successful, a little young but well done. a dry sherry, a little meaty nose, and more fruity in the mouth.
    • Nose
      Nose quite lively, wild, on alcohol, pretty animal, leather, traces of plum. A little charcoal. not an easy sherry.
    • Taste
      Mouth more interesting, on dried fruits currants, plum, alcohol rather well integrated. Pretty sweet, fluid texture, little fat. Vegetable tip.
    • Finish
      Currants, plum, a little marc. Pretty nice.

  13. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    the need of water, and 6 months in the open bottle, then it's really delicious
    • Nose
      Sherrynase, rather dry. Raisins, caramel, orange, dark fruits, nutty. Slight spiciness
    • Taste
      strong, first sweet, then the oak, nuts, candied orange, caramel. Chocolate, so with 50% cocoa.
    • Finish
      with water pleasant finish. It remains a sweet and sour taste, with nut chocolate and a little oak flavor

  14. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  15. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Not a bad malt, but almost too strong for me.
    • Nose
      Very dominant Sherry, paired with alcoholic nose. The details then rather spicy.
    • Taste
      Very strong onset - clear, with the percentages - but a very pleasant, fruity taste. Some clove, oak, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity finish.

  16. Othorion scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Was a blindsample
    • Nose
      classic sherry nose, slightly pungent alcohol, plum jam with cinnamon, raisins, menthol, followed by mirabelle plums and sweet apples, tobacco box
    • Taste
      spicy, peppery, chili, prunes and pipe tobacco, the alcohol is not perfectly integrated, it needs water! Not as sweet as the nose with water: oak, slightly bitter coffee, black pepper, nutmeg, prunes, much more harmonious
    • Finish
      long, warming, bitter oak, espresso, black pepper

  17. André scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very fine delicacy sherry bomb. has slightly less raw power than a similar product from a competitor. character of the distillery comes out well.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. domani scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very intense single malt that needs water in every case; the succinct liquorice note will be remembered - 27.01.2017
    • Nose
      Strong, sherry, cocoa, coffee bean, nuts, tobacco, dried fruits, raisins
    • Taste
      Strong, intense, hot, oily, lacquer finish, tobacco, leather, spray cream, spicy-sweet
    • Finish
      Lang

  19. sascuas scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      90 90

  20. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Magnus Hillman did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Rather Juicy and palatable whisky. Not as good as the 16 years old bourbon matured Nadurra that is now discontinued but still a good combination of fruits with orange, raisins and red apples, spices with cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg and good interaction between wood and spirit.

    I was not particularly impressed when I had the Oloroso Nadurra the first and second time but after tasting this one blind, I had to change my mind. I was actually convinced that it was a Glen Garioch sherry cask, 10-12 years old. However, it is possible that the improvement is a result of batch variation which is more common in NAS releases in my opinion. The same applies for Aberlour A’bunadh for example, but was never the case with the 16 year old Nadurra. Still, I was impressed by this one.

    Rating interval 85-88
    • Nose
      Sweet on the nose with raisins and red apples, malt and spicy cinnamon, black pepper, bitter orange, orange candy (Tic Tac's or PEZ). Orange and pepper move forward with water, sultana and dried apricot also emerge.
    • Taste
      A hint of smoke (not peat smoke, but wood smoke) in the sour-/bitter arrival with lemon juice, malt sugar, mineral and table salt at the front of the tongue. It becomes oily and creamy after a few seconds on the development, spices as pepper and nutmeg are coming forward on the tongue as the sweetness at the same time are moving back. Overall it is not as sweet as expected from the nose in neither the arrival nor in the development. More spices become noticeable but difficult to identify separately. Water brings forward some of the sweetness again and suppress the spices with the exception of black pepper which is still very enhanced. 
    • Finish
      The spices continue into the finish with nutmeg and slightly bitter oak, again orange but dried orange this time. The finish is medium in length but warm and comfortable. Juicy raisins and prunes are absolutely there as well.

  22. Whiskyflasken scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  23. Sb17sw scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Nose is very sherry sherry sherry.

    Tast is sweet with Banana, Peaches, Toffee

    Finish is long With overripe Oranges and lots of mold. Horrible finish.

    What there was to like dissapeared in the finish.

    Solid F
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      60 60

  24. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    for a 60ne d'euro, it is one of the whiskys that I find the most "enticing" with ABERLOUR a'bunnadh!
    fruit, the heat of alcohol, the many scents that come and go and remain in the mouth, it's for me the little plus of this NAS that seduced me, with or without the addition of water! various pulling orange, candied grapes! A long finish, that lasts, scented!

  26. McGipi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Great whisky - great value
    • Nose
      Typical sherry note, spices, chocolate
    • Taste
      soft and sweet, some chocolate
    • Finish
      long and dry finish

  27. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. euzlpz scored this whisky 67 points Member Senior

    I'm neither impressed, nor content with this one-- and I'm surprised that this distillery would even bottle such a sub-par whisky, let alone have it bear the name "Nadurra", a name which I've come to love and have often recommended to others in search of high quality at a low price. However-- at $80 here in Oregon, there are much better options than this! The 16 y.o. Nadurra for $75 being one, which outperforms this in every way. Being unpleasantly surprised with this NAS Nadurra, I successfully vatted 77% of my bottle with about 12% Bunnahabhain 12, 9% Tamdhu 10, and 2% Glendronach 18 to make up for its problem areas-- now greatly improved. I'm enjoying the result quite a bit actually, it's very meaty and cabaggy with tomatoes, a wonderful spiciness and nuttiness...beautifully balanced. The light peat is very much obscured, as I'd hoped it would be, but the saltiness is noticeable and welcomed. I was first introduced to the art of mixology when I was 19, at my friend's (parent's) estate vinyard, owned and operated by a 1st generation Italian family and Sons from Tuscany...beware how easily it is to mess something up even more when vatting (sometimes it seems nice in the glass but not in the bottle a week or more later!). One good rule when vatting: never vat a whisky aged in ex-bourbon casks with one aged in former sherry casks. Other wine cask whiskies may mix well together (sherry and port wood aged malts, for example), but wine and bourbon typically do not...I don't like bourbon aged malts that are finished in sherry casks either. If you're going to experiment, be prepared to take many losses before you get a good feel for it. 

  29. Segens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    For its money (60€) it is a very good option. So far Nadurra is always a cheap and welcome dram at my personal bar. :-)

    Adding water as recommended from several people does not help the nose, taste and finish. I cannot recommend it!
    • Nose
      fruity start with apples & peaches. Blueberry Muffins and vanilla in the back.Alcohol is too dominant from my point of view

      Nevertheless we have a good start!
    • Taste
      Even with 60% alcohol is not too much (compared to the nose). We have sweetness of brown sugar plus the elements that I already found in the nose.
    • Finish
      spice finish due to the alcohol a bit of bitterness and oak. Quite long and warm. I like it!

  30. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample. Probably only half the age of what the Nàdurrà used to be, but I like the character of the casks they used. Reminds me a lot of those young 2005 Tamdhus from Van Wees. 85/86.
    • Nose
      Very sweet. Caramel, blueberry, vanilla and peach. When it breathes it becomes more creamy and with water there's some raspberry and apple.
    • Taste
      Caramel fudge, cherry, pepper and mocha. With water also some apple and litchi, but it can't handle too much as it loses its character then.
    • Finish
      Toffee, cherry, apple, coffee, bramble, vanilla and mint.

  31. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    My booty scheme, also as a NAS for over 60 € today a good buy. I have not had a disappointing Nadurra and this one is great again.
    • Nose
      dry, nutty, oak, cocoa, speculaa, some dried herbs (marjoram, oregano), with water sweet, biscuit, raisins
    • Taste
      already while licking the few drops from the sample bottle: COCOA!
      Storck giants, neat spicy oak (peppery pungency, also with water), camellia (then thinning herbs, hay, some maggi) and again and again cocoa and depending on the dilution dark to milk chocolate
    • Finish
      long, dry and spicy, pepper, some maggi and liquorice, with some nougat / chocolate

  32. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  33. Zumbar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  34. MY MALTS scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A keen Glenlivet .... Add at least 9 - 10 ml. Water to 3 cl. Of this 60.7% ...

  35. retlaw did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Glenlivet 'Nàdurra Oloroso' (60.7%, OB, batch #OLO614, 2014) The oloroso-ed version of Nàdurra 16 years old. You may have noticed that while it’s gained sherry, it’s lost an age statement. How surprising. It’s a cask strength version. Colour: deep gold. Nose: starts with a lot of varnish and marshmallows, then a lot of coffee and chocolate, rather ala GF 105 or A’bunadh. I do really enjoy the notes of soy sauce, game, ham and tobacco that start to come out after a while. With water: some flints, hay, farmy notes, old leather, walnuts… The sherry’s doing its job. Mouth (neat): rich, fruity, with a sweet and liqueury side instead of those gamy/meaty notes that we had found in the nose. Oak aged Cointreau? With water: some green oak coming out, green peppercorns, more leather, ginger… Finish: quite long, oily, with more fruits than grass. Perhaps blackcurrants. Comments: I think I enjoy the traditional Nàdurra’s vibrancy better, but there’s no doubt this works. Funny palate with a glissando from jammy fruits to green oak. SGP:461 - 83 pointsi

    Source , whiskyfun.com

  36. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This Glenlivet needs water to open up and make it more drinkable. Aberlour A'bunadh is mutch better in my opion and does not need water.
    • Nose
      Chocolate, cherries and forest fruits like Aberlour A'bunadh style.Spices and herbs like laurel, some mint and fudge.
    • Taste
      Cherries, coffee, dark and bitter chocolate and spices. Tannins, woody, cough syrup and liquorice.
    • Finish
      Gluhwein, orange and spices - cloves. With water earthy - mushroomms and curry.

  37. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Purely dry, nutty, not my case. More conciliatory with water, good drinkable. A dry, most likely very sherry bomb for lovers of this style.
    • Nose
      Pure: very intense, very nutty olorosotypic sherry notes, slightly sour, raisins and honey. Nice but too dry / nutty. With water: less sherry bobs, more fruit, more chocolate.
    • Taste
      Pur: much better than the nose suggests, very full-bodied, sweet dry, chocolate-like onset, pepper-spicy, fruity with orange peel and light soup spice notes, maggi, parsnip. With water: here too more intense chocolate and sweetness, not so hot anymore. Not quite as spicy anymore.
    • Finish
      rather short, dry, sweet.

  38. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Empty Glass:  Dried out Oloroso wood. Earl Grey tea dregs
    (rich black tea with a speckling of Bergamot), and more dried orange
    peel.  Fennel seed and rough oak sawdust (like the stuff that comes from
    the bark, not the wood itself).
    • Nose
      Tomato puree (cooked), and harsh grape distillate.  Sharp notes of
      alcohol sting the nose, and are redeemed with sweet malt notes.  Very
      rich and creamy, like malt porridge with dried apricots cut into it. 
      Dates and deep licorice notes towards the bottom with hints of fresh oak
      sawdust as it settles.  It seems very young on the nose (maybe 6-8
      years-ish).  With the addition of water, the nose swims into cream of
      tomato soup and some hints of something sour I can't put my finger on. 
      The wood notes go crazy, everything from fresh cut lumber to astringent
      wood spices (mace and cassia).
    • Taste
      The first note you'll notice is all 60.7 percentiles of alcohol.  White
      hot alcohol bite and sharp young malt.  By the third sip, your mouth
      has been anaesthetized, and you begin to taste the intense creaminess of
      the malt.  There is still an acrid grape distillate note lurking in
      the mid-palate, but it's being covered by cinnamon, cloves, mace and
      some very sherry wine-y notes.  Dense cocoa powder, and intensely sharp
      wood notes with a smattering of butyric acid (See: buytric acid: "the main distinctive smell of, human vomit"). 
      The tomato note returns, but this time it's followed with harsh
      aluminum notes (like tomato sauce cooked in an aluminum pot).  With
      water, it becomes far more palatable.  Creamy malt and wood spice swim
      into Christmas cake, but there is still a heavy licorice and sawdust
      note in the background (neither being sweet, but rather drying and
      sharp).  More water dulls the creaminess and brings the wood spice
      forefront, like it had been over wooded.
    • Finish
      This is where the heat came full force!  Blinding white pepper heat and
      hard oak spices abound.  Slight notes of herbal vanilla and a pinch of
      tar,  The licorice finally settles down into the really good quality
      soft Australian black licorice (it's an acquired taste no less), and a
      dollop of quality marmalade.  With water, though the finish was super
      spicy.  Astringent oak and road tar with hints of dried/burnt orange
      peel.

  39. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    nose without water very sweet, rum, rum raisins, fruity-sweet sherry, light alcoholic spiciness, light rape honey, a little herbaceous, cherry lollipops, some cereal / sweet pastries, it is too alcoholic to me with water the sweetness comes back a little bit, the roumote especially, now more barrel, oak, stone fruit, dried apricots, maybe plum
    taste Sweet-fruity sherry, but tart as I thought, strong, racy, the keg presses, "woody", neat European. Oak and its spice, this agreeable herbaceous note comes back, but I mean to have something youthful here
    leaving medium length, with dried fruit, oak and spices
    The barrels were really fresh, but the Nadurra Oloroso does not seem really "ripe". I recently had a 4 year old Glentauchers from C & S, to which this one reminds me. Great barrels, nice sherry tones, power and temper, but everything could be a bit more interwoven, more mature.

  40. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasting otes on the package

    Colour: Bright gold

    Nose: A medley of dried fruit aromas, raisins and apricots, with gentle notes of cinnamon and liquoric

    Palate: Smooth and creamy, with the fruitiness of spicy orange marmalade, and hints of rich dark chocolate

    Finish: Long and sweet, leading to a slighly dry, spicy finish.

  41. hfos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  42. elch scored this whisky 74 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      68 68

  43. Koloman scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  44. Mushinico scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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