New release from The Glenlivet finished in ex-peated whisky casks

Glenlivet Nadurra Peat Whisky Cask Finish

The Glenlivet has today released a new whisky that has been finished in American oak casks that previously held heavily peated scotch.

The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish has an elegant, gently smoked taste profile balanced with the brand’s smooth, fruity house style, at 61.5% ABV.

It takes the name Nàdurra from the Gaelic for “natural” and is a homage to the 19th-century methods of The Glenlivet founder George Smith who originally used peat smoke to dry malted barley for whisky.

It follows The Glenlivet Nàdurra Oloroso, which was drawn from virgin casks made from American White Oak and The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection, drawn from first-fill ex-oloroso sherry casks from Jerez in Spain. They are all crafted and bottled in small batches with no chill-filtration.

Alan Winchester, master distiller at The Glenlivet, said: “With The Glenlivet Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish, we individually nosed each cask to ensure the perfect balance between fruit and smoke in the scotch whisky.

“Crafting the Glenlivet Nàdurra range has been a delight as it’s provided the opportunity to be truly inventive while capturing the passion behind George Smith’s distillery, the essence of The Glenlivet’s uncompromising approach to quality and our founder’s commitment to set the standard in originality and craft.

“We’ve been creative and exploratory with the Nàdurra range but it is rooted in authenticity and a human touch that we hope will surprise and delight whisky enthusiasts in equal measure: it pays homage to and is inspired by ‘the single malt that’s started it all’.”

The expression has also been released in travel retail at 48% ABV.

Tasting notes from The Glenlivet
Colour: Amber gold
Nose: A perfect balance of fresh, ripe orchard fruit, sweet vanilla cream and delicate wood smoke
Palate: Notes of rich honey and swirls of vanilla cream, with subtle and sweet, tangy smokiness
Finish: Long and developed, with vibrant notes of fresh fruit and spicy smoke

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