The Glenlivet Code

Photo by John Watkinson aka (@jwbassman_)

Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky differently from me.

On Sunday 18th November we started Series 5 of #BlindTasting. If you’ve not heard of the #BlindTasting’s then you can get the low-down HERE along with details of previous series and all the samples we’ve had so far on Malt Musing’s website.

The second blind whisky sample in Series 5 was from John (@jwbassman_) who takes some amazing photos like the one above. This sample turned out to be The Glenlivet Code. My full tasting notes are below:




Herbal, wet hay to start but turning floral with a hint of honey. Slight nuttiness and mild, meaty smoke but not overpowering.


Sweet vanilla before that mild, meaty smoke and nuttiness from the nose kicks in. Some strawberry here too which I didn’t get on the nose.


Nutty with a touch of chocolate that kept on going.


A really interesting dram with quite a lot going on. Similar to The Glenlivet Cipher I think you could spend a life time on this and not get everything pinned down properly. This and Cipher are the most interesting and enjoyable whiskies I’ve tried from The Glenlivet and they’re worth a try if you can afford them (Code is currently retailing for around £100), at the very least look into getting a sample from somewhere.

As you’ll see below there is currently no information available on Code from The Glenlivet as the joy of this whisky is seeing what you get and trying to break the code.


Taken from the The Glenlivet website:

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. Try the game to see if you can break the Code. Click HERE to play.





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