The Glenlivet Nàdurra 16 Year
The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland
Nàdurra is Gaelic for natural. In the case of this whisky, it is referring to the fact that it is not chill-filtered and bottled at cask strength. As they release them in batches, the abv ranges from 54-58%. The barrels used for aging were only used once before for bourbon aging.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Aging for 16 years in a first fill bourbon barrel sure should pack a punch, and the Nàdurra certainly delivers on that front. Intense aromas of coconut, cedar, and winter spices wake up the senses. As you taste, marshmallow fluff and cinnamon come aboard. The finish is a bit brash and spicy, but you can handle that, can't you?"