Let’s continue with our series of Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottlings and this time one young bottling from one quite famous Speyside distillery. As usual with SMWS bottlings, the name isn’t disclosed on the label but the SMWS distilleries code were long ago ‘deciphered’ and we know it’s a Glenlivet bottling.
This one was distilled on November 2003 and bottled after 9+ years after resting in an ex-bourbon barrel that produced 207 bottles. How does it fare?
SMWS 2.85 Vibrant and tongue-dancing (Glenlivet) 9 year old (61.4%, 207 bottles)
Years ago, back in 2005, Glenlivet released their first Nàdurra whisky (Nàdurra being the Gaelic for ‘natural’), which was aged for 16 years in ex-bourbon casks and it immediately went on to being one smashing hit. No wonder as I’ve tasted it numerous times in the past (although I never reviewed it here) and I can tell you it’s a great whisky.
But now, Nàdurra is 9 years old and it’s time for a new baby in the family – The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso, which was released in May.
The name says it all – it’s matured exclusively in first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks but unlike it’s older sibling, there’s no age statement on it (AKA NAS), which probably means it have some very young whisky in it.
Right now, it’s available through travel retail shops only (same way as the original Nadurra) and eventually a cask strength version will be available in normal stores.
The first batch is out and is coded OLO314 (Oloroso, bottled 03/14 I assume) and I got a sample to taste thanks to the work of 2 fellow citizens. Let’s see how this one stack up to the older sibling:
Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso Batch OLO314 48%
After a week devoid of important whisky news, came this week with a bunch of new press releases and I’ve put my eyes on two of them (care to guess which? :-))
TOMATIN MAKES CHANGES TO ITS CORE RANGE
Port finishes added to Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky range
I’m on vacation this week so decided to dig into my notes and start publishing them on the blog – and this time, the well know and popular Glenlivet 15.
I don’t think you need any introduction to Glenlivent and its’ core range, but if you do need one – go to their website or wikipedia 🙂