#484 • Glenlivet Code

Glenlivet Code

48% alc./vol.
Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Speyside, Scotland

During a nice little evening with Ambassador Philippe Letellier, at Québec Whisky we were treated to some nice products from Glenlivet et Aberlour!

Two years after the success of CipherThe Glenlivet this Code, his mysterious new edition ... The master distiller Alan Winchester is challenging as many connoisseurs as beginners with a digital puzzle, where you will find the arômatiques notes in the construction of this whiskey.

As the British writer and doctor said so well Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) said so well:

When you have eliminated the impossible, what remains, however improbable, is necessarily the truth.

Nose:
Orange and caramel, figs and honey, green apples, dried fruits and nuts. Flowers and rose water. Although I am not convinced of the mix of flavors, I still have to acknowledge its complexity.

Taste:
Still apples, honey and caramel on an oak board with well-dosed spices. Fresh wind, cinnamon, pear and butterscotch.

Finish:
We surf on a wave of spicy oak and astringent raisins.

Balance:
A great whiskey, a solid Glenlivet with a little interesting game for the flavors, though it comes a little expensive for the little extra fun side.

Note: ★★★★★

#454 • Glenlivet Single Cask 19 years Delnabo

51.3% alc./vol.
Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Speyside, Scotland

Glenlivet has the pleasant habit of bringing us a good Single Cask Special Edition exclusive in Canada approximately every year.

Here you can sample the 2015 edition, called "Delnabo" in honor of an old distillery of the same name. It was founded in 1830 to be bought soon after by George Smith. He closed it and turned it into a farm when the construction of his distillery Glenlivet was completed in 1858.

This Single Cask, aged 19, comes from the #125995 drum and has been bottled on the 06 / 07 / 2015.

As the saying so well Cardinal Léger to his maid:

Luxury is a habit that contracts easily.

Yellow tinged with a slightly cloudy sepia.

Nose:
Honey and pears, drops of dew and berries. Caramel and vanilla. The typical barley Glenlivet is more discreet for the benefit of the other elements. Alcohol is almost invisible at this stage.

Taste:
Avalanche of fresh fruit in a thick syrup. Oak, apples and pears, wild spices. Leather tip at the end.

Finish:
Spices and alcohol levels transport us for a long time on a dry oak board.

Balance:
Another good shot of Glenlivet in this new era of whiskeys too expensive for their lack of mention of age. Well, he's not given it either, but even a tick below Tomnabat Hill is a solid screeching traffic jam.

Note: ★ ★ ★ ★