The first distillery to take out a licence after the Excise Act of 1823, the distillery was a favourite of King George IV who demanded nothing but Glenlivet during a visit to Edinburgh in 1821 - three years before it was legal! Glenlivet has given its 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.
This mystery malt was launched with as little information as was legally possible.
After a series of online challenges the secret was out, the Alpha was not aged in the traditional casks, either bourbon or sherry, but rather in casks that had previously held Scotch whisky!
Was all the hype worth it? Taste it and see!
50% ABV / 70cl
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
The Code invites you to use firstly your own skills to unlock what tasting notes are in this new release, failing that you could cheat and use technology (your smartphone) to unlock the tasting notes inside this mysterious release.
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