This is batch OL0614 of the standard Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso expression which was matured in first-fill Oloroso sherry casks. It’s bottled at 60.7% ABV.
Nose: Super fruity/grape heavy up front – a real grape bomb if there is such a thing. Grape bubblegum with a fair bit of rubbing alcohol, a bit of cherry peaking through with a hint of leather.
Palate: Still very heavy with grape notes – like grape cough syrup almost. Drinks very hot with the rubbing alcohol notes still present amidst some sawdust.
Finish: Heat lasts for some time with a very dry/short finish with a hint of grape.
Rating: 78/100 – The rubbing alcohol notes really set this one back for me – but interesting tasting something so grape heavy.
Value for the money: These retail around $70 (non-batch specific), and while it seems like a decent price, I didn’t enjoy this one enough to pick up at any price. Other batches may be better though and could be worth a gamble at $70.