Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection (1L, 63.1%)

(Case 12 Bottles - 22800)

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The Glenlivet Nàdurra Bottling Note
The latest addition to the excellent Nàdurra range of natural cask strength, non chill-filtered whiskies is 'First Fill Selection', a sweet, vanilla-rich virgin American white oak matured version from The Glenlivet. 

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Frosted Shreddies, coconut crème brulee and vanilla infused sugar. Sultanas moving into marmalade, a hint of blackcurrant. Baked apple slices in custard. With water it opens further with gummy bears, pear drops and a hint of fern, a subtle floral soapiness and some buttery toffee. Mr Whippy's ice cream oysters too.

Palate: After a second, oomph! Powerful and sweet toasty oak. Rhubarb and custard boiled sweets on the second sip. Water reveals foam bananas and a hint of bubblegum.

Finish: Slightly smoky oak and almond goodness, with water revealing some citrus that, whilst I don't like to quote official tasting notes, is indeed "refreshing".

Overall: Quite a bit sweeter, with more vanilla and less of the warming wood spice found in the ex-bourbon cask 16 year old, both of which are to be expected. It's very good, naturally (or nàdurrally... nàdurra also means natural... there's a joke in there somewhere).

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