Glenlivet introduced the Nàdurra range into it’s portfolio in 2005. Nàdurra is the Gaelic word for “natural”, and Nàdurra range strives to live up to that name – small batches, no chill-filtering, no color added. Originally the Nàdurra bottles were primarily travel retail, but have become more widespread over the years. You can even find them in both cask strength and 48% ABV varieties.
The OLO615 batch was matured in Oloroso Sherry casks from Jerez, spain, bottled at a cask strength of 60.3% making this dram pack a punch.
Distiller: The Glenlivet
Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley
Cask Type: Ex-Oloroso Sherry Casks
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Glass for Review: Spiegelau Nosing Glass
Nose: Raisins, currants, surprisingly no burn of alcohol, notes of leather and caramel.
With H2O: More butterscotch, marshmallows, and white chocolate
Palate: Big sherry punch, chocolate malt, and orange zest
With H2O: White chocolate notes appear while sherry notes are less pronounced. Currants, Merlot and Cabernet appear.
Finish: Spicy, white pepper, punchy alcohol. Slowly revealing raisins and dates.
With H2O: More wine notes, Cabernet and bitter dark chocolate.
Overall: This is an interesting dram that changes dramatically with a few drops of water. The wine influence is heavily pronounced in this Oloroso batch.
Average Price: $60-70 USD