The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso (Travel Retail)
The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland
The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso is produced in small batches and matured exclusively in first-fill oloroso sherry casks. Nàdurra (Gaelic for “natural”) Oloroso has no age statement. This launched in travel retail in May 2014. Please note: This review is for the original release of this whisky at 96 proof sold in Travel Retail. There is a cask strength version which is different from this listing.
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.
Cask Typefirst fill oloroso sherry oak
"This perplexing whisky opens with a nose of prunes, stewed berries, and almost zero alcohol. A few drops of water is a necessity and will reveal some of the oloroso nuttiness, a slight brininess, and some bitter tannins, along with a fair amount of heat. The finish is long, dry, and has a faint note of Kirsch. Since there is likely a blend of young and old whiskies here, this feels a little disjointed overall, but worth a try for a Glenlivet enthusiast. "