The Glenlivet Code
A single malt for whisky sleuths. Glenlivet have created Code, a limited edition that follows Alpha and Cipher, to encourage people to experience whisky aromas and flavors without preconceptions. Pour yourself a dram and then, without tasting notes or cask information to guide you, enter Glenlivet’s virtual challenge room (using the code on the back of the box) and see if you can crack this whisky’s combination of aromas and flavors.
The remote and isolated Livet valley made it ideal for illicit distillation. This is where their founder George Smith learned his craft. Hidden away from the Customs Officers and soldiers amongst the hills and abundant springs, George had time to distil slowly making a whisky that would soon become world renowned. In August 1822, King George IV arrived in Scotland for a state visit and asked to try a drop of the infamous Glenlivet whisky. An illegal dram it was, but even that didn’t stop the King.