April 24, 2014 – Chivas Brothers has added a new permanent expression to The Glenlivet’s Nadurra range of single malts that has the unique distinction of being the first regular Glenlivet bottling to be matured exclusively in ex-Sherry casks. The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso is matured in Oloroso Sherry casks, and will debut in travel retail at Frankfurt’s Gebr. Heinemann whisky shop this month along with World Duty Free’s World of Whiskies shop in London’s Heathrow Terminal 5.
Nadurra was introduced in 2006 as a 16-year-old cask-strength version of The Glenlivet, and has had only one addition to the range since then, a 1991 Triumph barley limited edition release. Nadurra has been released in batches over the years, with a primary focus on ex-Bourbon casks. This marks the first permanent addition to the Nadurra range, though it is being bottled at 48% ABV unlike the regular cask-strength Nadurra expressions. Pricing for the Nadurra Oloroso has not been announced.
In addition, Chivas Brothers is also completing a special range for its Ballantine’s blended Scotch whiskies that focuses on four of the malt distilleries that add their own unique touch to the blend. The final expression in the 17-heart-old Signature Distillery series features Glentauchers Distillery in Speyside, and will be available in Asia-Pacific travel retail outlets starting this month at a recommended price of $78 USD. The three previous expressions in the series featured Scapa, Miltonduff, and Glenburgie distilleries.