The Glenlivet Cipher

Single Malt

The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 37 )

Released in June 2016, The Glenlivet Cipher is a single malt whisky which does not disclose the casks it uses for aging (for now). The drinker is encouraged to test their skills to discover the aromas and flavors by visiting There you will be allowed to pick the flavors and aromas you find and share to social media. The components will be disclosed later in the year. The single malt bears no-age statement and is sold in an opaque black bottle.

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  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    not disclosed at this time

Tasting Notes

"This whisky is loaded with honey so brush up on your bee attack survival skills; such as protecting your face while running into the wind. You’ll escape the bees and the wind will blow some of the mouth-watering Cipher aromas in your direction. Ginger, cinnamon and licorice spice lead into a palate crammed with orchard fruits such as pear. Caramel toffee and oak are shaved on top like expensive truffles at a French restaurant. More honey and spice blend into a nice finish that’s threaded with a tannic citrus-peel twist. An intricate addition to the Glenlivet."

Score 89

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