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The Glenlivet Code, 48% ABV

The Glenlivet Code, 48% ABV

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Another representative of the mysterious series […]

Not so long ago a courier knocked at my door handing a mysterious silver suitcase. I completely did not know what was going on, it was only after breaking into the interior that the Glenlivet Code and the equally mysterious black tasting glass were hidden. [caption id=attachment_7784 align=alignnone width=1920] The Glenlivet Code, 48% ABV[/caption] This is another, after Alpha and Cipher edition, on the occasion of which The Glenlivet encourages to independently name the smells and flavors, using their nomenclature, encourage to decode a single malt. This can also be done using the application found on the manufacturers website. Interesting fun for all those who want to test themselves in the whisky tasting. [caption id=attachment_7786 align=alignnone width=1920] The Glenlivet Code, 48% ABV[/caption] Traditionally, with these releases, we only know the level of alcohol, which is 48% ABV and thats it. The age, the barrels, and of course the aroma and taste sensations remain a mystery waiting to be discovered. [caption id=attachment_7788 align=alignnone width=1920] The Glenlivet Code, 48% ABV[/caption] So, lets discover. N: still in the bottle the smell reminds me of hydrated raisins, fresh bread, slightly yeasty, malty, then red fruit, apples, peach, vanilla; after pouring into a glass I first felt light alcohol vapors and ginger, the tones I felt straight from the bottle went somewhere in the background, now I have more toffee and caramel, but I also get ripe apples, candied orange, peach and dried apricot, immediately after that it gets very smooth, even creamy, later I discovered a cappuccino, nice; S: the taste seems more severe, I have ginger, grapefruit, orange skin and pineapple, there are clear traces of wood, also cinnamon, cardamom, I still have an apple and a peach, with time increasing dryness with a company of ginger; F: even long with ginger and remnants of wood, dry. Score: 80. The Glenlivet...

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(80 points)


  • The Glenlivet Cipher

    The Glenlivet Cipher

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    Testing / Tasting
    (80 points)

    Mysterious malt

    A few days ago I got a sample of The Glenlivet Cipher. The assumption is a mysterious malt, of which the consumer has little to know and should independently explore the whisky, without any suggestions from the manufacturer. You need to find your own cipher. [caption id=attachment_6722 align=alignnone width=1920] The Glenlivet Cipher[/caption] We know its The Glenlivet and bottled with the power of 48% ABV. We do not know the rest, eg. age (NAS - no age statement), but today...

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  • Glenlivet 15 years old The French Oak Reserve

    Glenlivet 15 years old The French Oak Reserve

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    Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Next Speysider

    Long in my opinion the Glenlivet is a counterweight to the Glenfiddich, I have already mentioned that on the occasion of the description of the Glenlivet 18 years old, which I enjoyed. It should not be a surprise as both distilleries are very well known. I also had the opportunity to compare Glenlivet Founders Reserve to leaving, at least from some markets, Glenlivet 12 years old. Today, it is a time for a 15 years old version, 40% ABV. [caption id=attachment_6298 align=alignnone...

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  • The Glenlivet Carn Dulack Single Cask Edition

    The Glenlivet Carn Dulack Single Cask Edition

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    Miscellanea Testing / Tasting

    Glenlivet w naturalnej prezentacji

    Kilka dni temu miałem przyjemność uczestniczyć w premierze przygotowanego na polski rynek single malta - Glenlivet Carn Dulack. Patrząc tylko po tym dopisku Carn Dulack… można pomyśleć, hmm…, kolejny NAS. Jednak hola, hola, nic z tych rzeczy. Trzeba czytać całe zdanie, a brzmi ono The Glenlivet Carn Dulack Single Cask Edition. W efekcie dostajemy single cask z natural colour i unchillfiltered. A to wszystko zabutelkowane w lutym 2016 roku, w wersji cask strength 60.2% ABV, po 14...

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  • The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve NAS i 12 years old

    The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve NAS i 12 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (80 points)

    In a direct challenge

    Previously, I took a very good The Glenlivet 18 years old. Today I decided to compare the classic 12 year old with the new NAS - Founders Reserve, which reportedly intended to replace 12 years old version, at least in some markets. In Poland so far, both versions are available, well see how long. As you can see the overwhelming trend of the NAS (no age statement) also affected this distillery. It seems that it is inevitable if we analyze the data of Malt Scotch Whisky Association about the...

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  • The Glenlivet 18 years old

    The Glenlivet 18 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (86 points)

    43% ABV

    The Glenlivet is one of the biggest brands in the world of single malts. I always used to associate it as a counterweight to the Glenfiddich. I think there is nothing surprising, since Glenlivet has the highest sale among single malts in the United States. This is a Speyside distillery, it lies in the village of Drumin. It was founded by George Smith in 1824 and was the first in the region to receive a license to produce whisky. Currently distillery belongs to Pernod Ricard (including e.g....

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  • Whisky Live Paris 2013 part 2

    Whisky Live Paris 2013 part 2

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    Miscellanea Travel

    Masterclasses

    The Whisky Live Paris 2013 did not lack Masterclasses. I attended in some of them. For non-orienting in the topic I might add that these additional activities are in groups. They may relate to general issues of whisky or a particular distillery, but they are always connected with the tasting. Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment you need to book in advance. The first Masterclass – Whiskies du monde – Blind Tasting was guided by Salvatore Maninno. Blind tasting is a very...

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