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The Glenlivet Cipher

The Glenlivet Cipher

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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 it’s nothing new anyway, we do not know in what kind of barrels whisky was matured, color, although this is quite a secondary importance, also remains a mystery, the bottle is black, but there is no information about the natural color or chill filtration. On the other hand, there are many other single malts similary presented, that would mean we live in mysterious times ... ;) What may pay attention is the recognition that The Glenlivet Cipher gained in the eyes of Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2017 - Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky. [caption id=attachment_6725 align=alignnone width=1920] The Glenlivet Cipher[/caption] I can not wait to discover the secret. Let’s get to work. C: light gold; N: first impression, still in a bottle, positive I sense something like rum, yeast, malt, elements of light beer in a glass quite different, at the beginning rather sharp and peppery, emerging vanilla with caramel, with the next breath still irritates the nostrils, then traces of peach, dried apricots, as well as some oranges and tangerines from time to time I have here mineral notes, after adding water, more mineral and metallic, this has also highlighted a little sweet elements, eg. hard candy, classic Haribo; S: a lot of tingling on the tongue, traces of wood, ginger, with time I also have some fruits, orange, peach, apple and grapefruit, with the addition of water a little mineral with a higher dose of wood and ginger, but nothing special happened, the taste became...

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Testing / Tasting
(80 points)


  • 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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