The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection

The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection


The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection a no-age-statement single malt Scotch from the Nadurra range of small batch bottlings that are prepared using techniques and methods from the 19th Century.

It is the entry level expression from The Glenlivet’s unique Nadurra series, non-chill filtered, and is bottled at natural cask strength. The Nadurra range of single malts are not artificially colored, and has been said to embody the traditions and craft that makes The Glenlivet Whisky a pioneer in the world of single malt whiskies.

History of Glenlivet Nadurra

In 1822, founder George Smith was beginning to perfect his craft and the brand that would go on to become The Glenlivet, the ‘single malt that started it all’. The Glenlivet had attained such popularity that even King George IV himself enquired about tasting a dram of the infamous Speyside single malt that had captivated whisky lovers across the country.

After the distillery obtain a legal permit to distill, other illicit distillers from the Speyside began threatening George Smith with dire consequences but the man did not give in.

This indomitable spirit, and the thirst for excellence propelled The Glenlivet brand towards success and continues to sustain it even today. After the passing of George Smith, his youngest son, John Gordon Smith took over the reins of the company in 1884, followed by his second great-nephew who took over in 1921.

The Glenlivet Distillery was among the very few distilleries that survived the Great Depression and remained functional throughout the period, only briefly suffering closure during the World War II.

It is most popular and highest selling single malt whisky in America, and the world’s second bestselling single malt whisky with annual sales in excess of six million bottles.

While the core range of single malt whiskies from The Glenlivet have always been astonishingly popular, the brand has showcased their willingness to innovate with the Nadurra series that have been consistent recipients of high acclaim and demand from seasoned single malt lovers worldwide.

Along with Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection, some of the greatest hits from the brand are Glenlivet 12, Glenlivet 15, Glenlivet 18, Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve and Glenlivet 21.

Making Process of Glenlivet Nadurra

As the name specifies, The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection is a single malt whisky matured exclusively and completely in ‘first fill American White Oak barrels’.

The Glenlivet Nadurra series of single malt whiskies have been created by Master Distiller Alan Winchester using traditional 19th century techniques and methods, including the use of first fill American Oak barrels that have been a particular preference of previous distillers at The Glenlivet Distillery.

All the whiskies belonging to the Nadurra range are non-chill filtered, a process used to remove residual materials such as acids, proteins and other esters in the whisky that meddle with the translucence of the spirit. Being a non-chill filtered whisky, this lends a truly well-defined character and texture to the Nadurra range of whiskies.

Alcohol Percentage of Glenlivet Nadurra

The Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Selection single malt Scotch is a natural cask strength bottling carrying an alcohol strength of 63.1% ABV, significantly higher than the standard permissible limit of 40% ABV for Scotch whiskies.

Awards of Glenlivet Nadurra

Silver at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in the Scotch Single Malt: Speyside category in 2017.

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The Glenlivet Nàdurra First Fill Selection Tasting Notes


Sweet, with aromas of pears, apples, and delicious vanilla fudge.


Medium, refreshing and slightly sweet.


Intense, fruity, with infusions of pineapple, ripe bananas and citrusy with some traces of bubblegum.


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