The Nàdurra range uses traditional 19th-century production methods to create inventive and original whiskies. This version is matured in first-fill Oloroso sherry oak casks from the Spanish region of Jerez. The sherry-soaked wood introduces the rich, sultry flavours of dried fruit and warm spice. Nàdurra Oloroso, like all expressions in the range, is bottled and released in small batches, and, unlike most modern whiskies, is non-chill filtered so has all the body you would expect from a whisky that has been drawn straight from the cask. It’s a bright, vivacious gold liquid, with aromas of dried fruit and spice. To drink, it’s smooth and creamy with chocolate and marmalade. This is a divine example of what happens when you bring together Spanish passion and Speyside tradition. This whisky is all about using traditions to achieve modern brilliance.
Color: Bright Gold
Nose: Dried fruit, raisins, apricots, cinnamon, liquorice
Palate: Smooth and creamy, spicy orange marmalade, dark chocolate
Cask: First fill Oloroso Sherry Oak
Flavor: Dried fruits, warm spices
Finish: Long and sweet, slightly dry and spicy
Enjoy with: Spicy jambalaya
Actual picture. Bottled on 2014.
Surprisingly easy drinking for its age. Caramel apples, lemon zest, barely any hint of bitterness, a bit of alcohol burn. With water, the burn mellows down a bit, and the mouthfeel becomes thicker.