|There are single-varietal wines, single-varietal chocolates, single varietal honeys, single varietal coffees, single varietal olive oils…and now, a single-varietal Scotch, made from only one variety of barley.
It’s good to be single, if you’re a single malt Scotch. It’s even better to have a friend who will buy you a bottle of the new, limited-edition The Glenlivet Nàdurra Triumph 1991 (Christmas is coming!). Triumph 1991 is the newest addition to The Glenlivet’s Nàdurra family, which debuted in 2006.
Nàdurra, which is Gaelic for “natural,” is a unique approach to single malt—a more authentic Scotch experience. As the company explains, “Short of becoming Master Distiller, Nàdurra is the closest you can come to drinking straight from a cask at The Glenlivet Distillery.”
Unlike most Scotch, Nàdurra, a proprietary line, is made without chill filtration, resulting in a slight cloudiness—a traditional and perfectly natural effect. A non-chill filtered Scotch better retains its natural flavors, with additional richness and a creamy mouthfeel.
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|Distilled and casked in 1991, the new offering was created using a single-source of grain Triumph barley, which is no longer used at The Glenlivet distillery. Aged a full two years longer than the first Nàdurra (made from a mix of barleys), The Glenlivet Nàdurra Triumph 1991 delivers a greater flavor and complexity imparted from the wood, a broader selection of casks and the Triumph barley. It is mildly sweeter and more fruit-forward. The fruit flavors are vibrant and the texture is robust.
If you want to throw a holiday party that will live in memory, how about a tasting of all of The Glenlivets*: the 12-Year-Old, 15-Year-Old French Oak Reserve, Nàdurra 16-Year-Old Cask Strength, 18-Year-Old, Archive 21-Year-Old, The Glenlivet XXV and the new kid on the block. The Glenlivet Nàdurra Triumph 1991, which will be available only in the U.S. beginning in November 2009, with a suggested retail price of $85, although we have seen it for far less.
*There are also rare offerings of the Cellar Collection.
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