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The Glenlivet

The Glenlivet
Nadurra First Fill Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Category: Speyside Single Malt Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 59.8%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$84.99

The Glenlivet
Nadurra First Fill Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Category: Speyside Single Malt Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 59.8%
Clear golden straw color. Creamy, sweaty, attractive aromas and flavors of spumoni gelato, chocolate toffee and cream doughnut, maple nut fudge, and orange blossoms with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, long finish manifesting nuances of spiced stone fruits, sweet and peppery spices, honeyed cereal and nuts, and dreamsicle finish. A robustly flavorful cask strength Speyside whisky that blossoms with water.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy, Complex & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: spumoni gelato, chocolate toffee and cream doughnut, maple nut fudge, and orange blossoms
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of spiced stone fruits, sweet and peppery spices, honeyed cereal and nuts, and dreamsicle
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: with drops of water, with cigars and on the rocks
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robustly flavorful cask strength Speyside whisky that blossoms with water.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

The Producer or  Importer
250 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10177
USA
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Speyside Single Malt Scotch

Spirits Glass Glencairn Scotch Copper.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass
Speyside refers whisky made by the 50+ distilleries near the river Spey in the Scottish highlands. These distilleries are noted for their use of refilled, ex-Sherry casks in the maturation of their whiskies. The Sherry casks imparts telltale fruit and nut tones to the final whisky.

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