The first distillery to take out a license after the Excise Act of 1823, the distillery was a favourite of King George the IV who demanded nothing but during a visit to Edinburgh in 1821 - three years before it was legal! Glenlivet has given it's name to the 'longest valley in Scotland', so called after several distilleries laid claim to the Glenlivet suffix to cash in on the distillery's sterling reputation but only one can call itself The Glenlivet.
The Cipher was released in a similarly secretive way to the excellent Alpha, with very little information accompanying it. All that was revealed was the fact it is non chill filtered and that it uses a cask makeup never before used by the speyside distillery. Drinkers are invited to share their own tasting notes at cipher.theglenlivet.com and mark themselves against Glenlivet's master distiller, Alan Winchester. Why not have a go yourself?
48% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of 33,000 released