Glenlivet Nàdurra

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 0712U
Stated Age
16 years old
First-Fill American Oak Casks
55.5 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 Nov 2014 12:09 pm by KayMeertens
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 92.36

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet Nàdurra

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points

  1. emptycask scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Its been long since I rated or wrote something in regards to the whisky I tried, but this one stands out and deserves some praise. a Beautiful bottling of a (for me) not so interesting distillery. Maybe it will chance now :)
    • Nose
      Pencil shavings (very nice oak, bit like virgin oak even), green fruits (apple and pear), some nuttiness', some butter and wax is in there too. Those are most dominant, there is more but for me it changes each time I nose it.
    • Taste
      Thick mouthfeel, now exotic fruits start to appear, the oak is still clearly definable, is balanced and introduces a hint of bitterness, butter cookies, some toffee in the back ground.
    • Finish
      Even though its 55,5%, the drink goes down very gentle and the mouthfeel and taste explosion last for a long time The bitterness becomes a bit more dominant and the buttery / oily notes linger in the background.

      This is one to savor and enjoy, possibly the best bottle I opened this year.

  2. LukeFive scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic cask strength, bourbon matured, 16 years old Glenlivet. Fresh and fruity.
    Benefits from at least 20 min rest in glass to open up. Completely different and relaxed from first pour. Quality stuff
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh, fruity, green and red apple mix, Ripe white pears, ripe white grapes, hint of nutmeg and oak, vanilla cream, white pepper..its like fresh fruit salad with spicy backbone.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Again very fresh and lively, Nutmeg up front but it balances itself out with baskets of ripe garden fruits bordering tropical fruits..Mango..papaya and pineapple and honey sauce, vanilla pods.. Small sips at cask strength are recommended although with water this transfers into creamy vanilla apple & pear tart, fantastic natural Glenlivet.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long fruity and fresh with echoing spices

  3. Adamos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    I had it once in Jastrzębia Góra (PL) at Dom Whisky. 

    I realy ejoyed it. It's cask streanght and non chill filtered. It's not colorised and anything like that, as I know Nadurra means Nature, Natural... so that's a good example how whisky gets everything what's best from nature from juicy woods, water and barlley. 

    Lot of fruits, sweetnes, toffee vanila oak. 

    Give it a lot of time to rest and You won't be dissapointed.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Adamos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    my favourite Glenlivet so far
    • Nose
      sweet, vanilla, carmel, fruits lemon and oranges, lots of green apples, butter bisquits, lots going on in there
    • Taste
      fruits, apples , pears, oranges and lemons, oakiness, toffee and lot of sweet notes, bit spicy and itchy at the begining, deffinitly need some time to oxidize and open, 
    • Finish
      long and warming, need to try it once more or get a full bottle as I enjoyd it a lot. 

      pinapples, aplles, vanilla and toffee notes, lot of wood in the end a bit harsh in the end but still excellent

  5. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    really a good dram with a good price - quality ratio
    • Nose
      fruity, with melons, pears and pineapple, light vanilla, hints of ginger. a little honey too, icing sugar.
    • Taste
      fruity as the nose suggested but spicier than on the nose.
      a little sharp when undiluted. benefits from water, becoming milder and rounder. add some hints of mustard and very mild caramel.
    • Finish
      quite long, spicy, slightly toffee-ish.

  7. Shane_IL scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in a blind tasting competition. Not for my tastes, but a good batch. 

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/04/09/glenlivet-16-nadurra/
    • Nose
      At first some spirit, needs a little glass time. Hit of tropical fruits and flowers with a mineral note (like wet stone in the sun). Some pine sap and fennel. Fresh paper. Soft peaches. Bit of melon. Woody vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Thick mouthfeel. Coconut ice. Canned pineapple. Tropica. Bit of bitter wood. Lots of woodspice. Cinnamon. Cayenne pepper. Some sweet vanilla and gooseberries on the swallow.
    • Finish
      Long. Tropical fruits. Very bitter wood. Vanilla. Mild salty note. 

  8. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sugary mint sauce. Garden mint. Bay leaves.
    • Taste
      Smooth. Dryish. Light but firm maltiness. Slight earthiness. Porcini mushrooms.
    • Finish
      Honeyish. Flowery dryness. Hop pillows.

  9. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Arquebus scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A stunning Nadurra, initially oak spices: like ‘left bank Bordeaux wines’ cask influence, ie., cedar wood/pencil lead/ and blackcurrant leaf, a savoury nose. Then, as it opens or with water, complex orchard fruit, particularly pear, apple, 'refresher sweets'/ sherbet and estery notes. Finally - with time and patience - sweetness, rich vanilla notes - crème brulee, toffee, custard etc. Oh my word, what a journey, this is full on stuff - not one to forget in a hurry. 


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