With WhiskyFest a mere 48 hours away from its triumphant beginning, we turn to another triumph — Glenlivet’s limited release Nadurra Triumph 1991.
This 18-year-old spin on the distillery’s standard Nadurra 16 Year, Triumph 1991 is similar in color but richer in flavor, offering more depth than its more readily available brother. Here the wood is more in the forefront (but not heavy), with many citrus notes (lemon and orange, primarily) and honey filing in behind it. A touch of banana on the goodbye. There’s quite a bit of sweetness here, and the orange peel finish in Nadurra 16 Year is absent in this rendition. I like it quite a bit better than the standard Nadurra, on par with Glenlivet’s 20-plus year-old malts at a considerably lower price.
96 proof. Very limited production; U.S. release only.
A- / $85 / theglenlivet.com