The Glenlivet Alpha
The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland
Before the Cipher, The Glenlivet released the Alpha in early-2013, another limited-run mystery whisky in a fogged-black glass bottle betraying no details other than its ABV. Glenlivet encouraged drinkers to speculate on the age, the cooperage, and other aspects of production, promising to release the details at some point in the future. In June of that year, the distillery finally told the world that the whisky had been aged in oak casks (without specifying the species) that had previously held another Scotch whisky. Bottled at 50% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeEx-Scotch Whisky Oak