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Overall rating
85.45/100
votes
141
Whiskybase ID
WB108762
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
02.2018
Number of bottles
33000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5000299621073
Added on
08 Mar 2018 8:16 am by Dragon

Average value

€ 132.05

36 × in wishlist

141 × member ratings

701 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet Code

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.45 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This sample was completely surprising in a package with other whiskys. A big THANK YOU to André for this great rehearsal. I had already forgotten the "code" after it was introduced. I'm not a NAS friend and then with only -XXX- on the bottle anyway!, ... I would never buy it. As far as I said in advance: Without this tasting, I would not have missed anything. Yes ... the nose does! that is masterful.
    • Nose
      Here I have to list them in a classic way: juicy pear, red grapes, similar to cherry juice, biscuits or pastries, fruity wine gum, some wood wax shimmers through .... very floral sweetness and slightly sour notes ... oh, almost complex.
      Now it is clear that this nose is the decoy for the unnamed "Black-XXX-NAS".
    • Taste
      Very difficult to describe. Despite having enough water, he presses fully on the Spirit wooden spice bar. Right in the middle of the tongue, ultra hot and peppery. But it wears off quickly and then stays sweet and sour. Then herb grass notes and something like a pharmacy candy in the background. Difficult to describe.
      It's a shame that he can't make it through the middle. There is not enough age in the base ... Texture and body are not developed enough. But the finale is creamy ... at least.
    • Finish
      Unfortunately, it did not last medium to rather short and without transition. Even on the palate, there is a lack of depth and assertiveness. Long warm and peppery. Spicy bitter citrus note. A simple malt with a great nose. But that's it, I think the PLV is very weak.
      But said again, the nose is wow!

  2. nallacam scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A dram I won't remember long.
    Marketing product with modest content.

  3. Roland7 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Banana, quince, white grapes, cherry, guava, cider, corn, grain, fresh bread, spices, hay, fresh wood, glue, kerosene.

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice, but slightly arrhythmic whisky. I want to delve into it ...
    • Nose
      Fresh, vanilla, with a rich palette of berry and malt tones, with notes of spices, citrus and pear.
    • Taste
      Berry, fruity, with a bright citrus and malt component.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, almost completely repeating the taste palette. Added a slight mint flavor.

  5. stefan_PB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad malt, but priced way too high. The price is reasonable for a top quality whisky. Unfortunately, The Glenlivet Code is not.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Vegetables, ginger, honey, a light note of almonds and a light floral note.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Vanilla, nice and creamy in the mouth with notes of biscuits, subtle sweetness and a little spiciness
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long finish, some heat and fruit (raspberry?)

  6. DrunkDude scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Leather,meaty, green apple, nutty, hints of berries.
      .
    • Taste
      87 87
      Vinegar, berries, sweet herbal honey, savory, black peppers, spices, pepper
    • Finish
      86 86
      Mint, spices, dark chocolate

  7. peej84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. LordBellamy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    with water: with three drops of water, the whisky makes wonderful, the sweetness is intensified, and the fruits are better to show, while the spice of the Rye is more in the background, but in the finish he flattens off

    Conclusion: very unusual by the finish, but also very interesting. Maybe you could have ripened the fabric a bit longer before the finish. The rest fits. Overall, but no Easy Drinking Whisky
    • Nose
      85 85
      nice bright and fruity sweetness that gets an interesting spice kick through the Rye. Apples, toffee, but also a floral note come to the fore. The alcohol is well integrated
    • Taste
      85 85
      here it is similar, the Rye comes through noticeably, without dominating, in addition a little fruit, beautiful sweetness and some oak spices (ginger and cloves)
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium to short, he is unfortunately jumped quickly from the tongue again. The fruits continue, the oak and the rye spice become even stronger, dry wood, wood chips, cloves and a slight bitterness are felt

  9. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Something completely different. The Glenlivet has gotten a finish in Canadian Rye casks, which have given off a strong aroma. I'm a bit between strange and cool, but the name "Code" is program. I have not had such a thing in my glass before.

  10. GJR scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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