Ganga wrote:...you might want to go with some cask strength Glenlivet and try the Nadurra.
I wholeheartedly agree.
While I do quite enjoy the 18-year olds from Glenfiddich and Glenlivet (both noticeably richer and rounder than their younger siblings, at least to my taste buds), the cask strength 16-year old NÃ durra positively sings!
Ganga wrote:Do you have a preference between the disilleries?
Not really. I'm still new to the world of scotch and have only tried the 12 year bottles from each.
The Third Dram wrote:Ganga wrote:...you might want to go with some cask strength Glenlivet and try the Nadurra.
I wholeheartedly agree.
It appears the LCBO in my area stocks it, so I'll add it to my list.
jazz lover wrote:Glenlivet 18.
Is one of the Nadurra/Fiddich 18/Livet 18 better for someone with less experience in whiskys?
the Glenlivet's are tasty.
I had both bottles 8 weeks ago...just by chance....and for me the Glenfiddich was by far the better whisky. But the guy next to you may prefer Bells!!! best of luck
Ganga wrote:I had another thought (and I screwed up and responded here for something else); you might want to go with some cask strength Glenlivet and try the Nadurra.
This is the best option as the Nadurra is a 16 yr and is at cask strength and (at least around here) is a little cheaper than the 18 yr malts for a better product.
With all the glowing recommendations about the Nadurra though, it is definitely number two on my to-buy list.
Malhavoc wrote:I might hold off on the Nadurra for now. I have a bottle of A'bunadh that I'm working through.
Please don't let the fact that you have some a'bunadh on the go make you hesitate one single moment as regards the NÃ durra.
For one, the Glenlivet is bottled at what I consider an ideal degree of maturity. Plus, it's drawn from first-fill ex-Bourbon casks, which gives it a flavour profile quite distinct from that of the other Glenlivets. Furthermore, it's a totally different beast taste-wise from the a'bunadh.
Natural cask strength. Not chill filtered. Really, really good whisky!
As others have said, I would check out these two bottlings before their rather less exciting siblings:
Glenfiddich 15 Solera
Glenlivet Nadurra 16
By far the best of the regular releases from either distillery IMHO...
And - if you want a tasty example of what aging can do when done right, pick up both Talisker 10yo and 18yo: both are great and you'll see the difference age makes without a bunch of other factors (i.e. wood!) clouding things up.
I'll probably go with the Glenfiddich 18, and buy the Nadurra right after. Thanks everyone!
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