The Glenlivet Code Whisky

The Glenlivet Code is the third in a series of mystery limited editions released from The Glenlivet distillery. No tasting notes, no cask information. It is a pure sensory challenge for the whisky-lovers.
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During the early 19th century, illegal distilleries were commonplace throughout the Speyside region of Scotland. In 1823, however, Alexander Gordon pushed the Excise Act of 1823 through Parliament. The Excise Act allowed illegal distillers throughout Scotland to apply for and obtain licenses to legally distill spirits. In 1824, a businessman named George Smith applied for one of the first licenses in the Speyside region of Scotland and opened the doors to The Glenlivet Distillery. For nearly two centuries, The Glenlivet Distillery has been producing the “single malt whisky that started it all.”

The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made using barley sourced from Crisp Maltings, Portgordon (Portgordon is a village in Moray, Scotland). After the barley has been malted and mashed, it is fermented in wooden washbacks for approximately two days. The wooden washbacks used by The Glenlivet are more difficult and expensive to maintain as compared to the stainless steel washbacks used by most Scottish distilleries, but impart a distinctive, floral quality to the whisky.

After the barley has been fermented, it is distilled twice — first through The Glenlivet’s wash still, and then again through The Glenlivet’s spirits still. Originally designed by George Smith, the copper-pot stills have a unique, lantern-like shape, which encourages contact between the whisky and the copper. The copper strips the whisky of any impurities it may have, and provides for a lighter and more pure flavor profile.

This highly anticipated, an enigmatic Glenlivet Code expression is inspired by the iconic British code breakers of WWII. Released without tasting notes, or maturation methods, this Glenlivet inspires connoisseurs all over the world to test their whisky acumen. Bottled in a sleek matte black bottle, tasters can partake in a virtual tasting room hosted by The Glenlivet master distiller Alan Winchester.

Select four nose aromas and four palate flavors from thousands of different combinations. Provide your very own tasting notes, and see how they compare to those of The Glenlivet Master Distiller Alan Winchester’s. Full tasting notes and the like won’t be revealed until the end of 2018.

“This year’s limited edition is a labyrinth of flavors that will test the senses of even the most discerning whisky drinker and we’re excited to invite consumers worldwide to take on the ultimate challenge by unlocking its mystery taste.” (Alan Winchester, The Glenlivet Master Distiller).

Test your senses to see if you can unlock the mystery.
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Proof 96 (48% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name The Glenlivet Distillery
Size 750mL
Nose and tasting notes to be revealed at the end of the year, 2018. Test your senses to see if you can unlock the mystery.
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