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Glenlivet Nadurra and 12 year old first fill sherry?

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Glenlivet Nadurra and 12 year old first fill sherry?

Postby Mickeman » Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:44 am

Chivas Brothers released two new bottlings of the Glenlivet in January 2005.

The Glenlivet Nadurra 16 years 48% non-chillfiltred

The Glenlivet 12 years first fill sherry.

The release is only for the tax free market and vas initially released at the UK airport retailer World Duty Free at Heathrow’s Terminal 4.

1. Does anybody know if it can be purchased elsewhere?

2. Has anybody seen any taste notes or tested the bottlings and care to comment on them?
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Postby Admiral » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:18 pm

I sampled the Nadurra last weekend.

I should state up front that it was the last whisky I tasted in a session that lasted three hours and included about 35 whiskies beforehand...... :D

(Although I should clarify...I had been spittooning all afternoon, so I was 99% sober and in full command of my senses and faculties. However, it would be fair to say that my nose and palate were possibly a little tired).

Anyway, having said all that, the Nadurra struck me as being a gentle and mild whisky. It was certainly in the Glenlivet house style, being beautifully floral, delicate, and light, and with a soft body. However, I cannot recall being blown away by the flavour...it was light and restrained, and it didn't grab me as being all that exciting. At this point in the day, I'd stopped scoring, so I don't have a score to give you.

Perhaps if I'd tasted it earlier in the day, my thoughts would be different?

Anyway, hope that's of some help to you.

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Postby Mickeman » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:25 pm

Thanks!

Can you find out where it was purchased?
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Postby Admiral » Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:36 pm

Not sure I can help you there. The distributor had a one-off bottle in a special case, and I was only able to taste some because the gentleman was discerning and intelligent enough to realise that I wasn't your average whisky drinker! :wink:

Try the usual suspects:

Loch Fyne Whiskies
Royal Mile Whiskies
THe Whisky Exchange

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Postby richard » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:10 pm

if my memory serves me right it was in the whisky magazine the two bottles of glenlivetyou mentioned would only be availiable from duty free for the first six months then availiable on the general market

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Postby Mickeman » Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:30 pm

I have only seen them in the review section of whiskymagazine issue 48 and theres no mention of a general market release.


It might have been in the "Whisky on the move" section in a earlyer issue.

Have you seen them for sale on the "general" market?
The where released for about six month ago.
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Postby richard » Thu Sep 08, 2005 12:07 pm

the two bottles of glenlivet are availiablle at southampton airport and edinburgh airport i just came back from scotland and picked up two botttles of each so of to do a bit of drinking hic hic !!!


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Postby richard » Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:04 pm

hi mickelman the first fill is not sherry cask it is bourbon casks

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Tasting it right now.

Postby seadogg615 » Thu May 04, 2006 7:12 pm

Greetings all, I live in germany, and had a bottle purchased for me as a gift from a friend of mine. I love single malts, and must say as far as glenlivet's go, this one doesn't disappoint. It is golden in color, strong woodsy nose and a sold rush on the first taste. The oak fades into the creamy scotch you expect and the finish leaves the aftertaste feels like a humidor. An excellent buy. (by the way, found this blog as a google search looking for information on the Nadurra label. Cheers)
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Postby Jan the Man » Thu May 04, 2006 10:57 pm

Hello,

I heard it's only avialable in tax free shops on UK airports. I bought one in Manchester airport for apprx. GBP 35 a liter.

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Re: purchase

Postby Elliot » Fri May 05, 2006 4:50 am

Jan the Man wrote:Hello,

I heard it's only avialable in tax free shops on UK airports. I bought one in Manchester airport for apprx. GBP 35 a liter.

Ciao,

Jan the Man


Is that the Nadurra or the 12 year first fill?
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Postby Mickeman » Fri May 05, 2006 3:35 pm

That's ok I have tasted both of them.

I friend of min bought them at Prestwick airport five moth ago.

Thanks anyway.
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