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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet The Glenlivet Code
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.77 points
- It's good whisky, but if it was 1500. And there would still be bottles I'd rather buy.
Strong vanilla, citrus, apple, honey. Overall, the scent is a lot of fruity to compot and pleasantly sweet. There are tones of sherry and bitter chocolate.
This is a fruit salad with wood. Apples, oranges, pineapples, bananas and mandarins. Pleasantly strong to graceful.
Dozvuk is rather short but very intense, dry and spicy. Spices are mostly nutmeg and dried ginger.
- a great malt in my opinion, he is demanding and you always discover new
Vanilla gets stronger, caramel, slightly sherry and slightly sweet, dark, fruity, light lemon, fresh, floral (so little arrowheads) later: apple, menthol, becomes noticeably fresher then dark chocolate and tobacco
oily and silky on the palate slightly raisins, some oak increases, spicy, sweetness, a little peach, licorice great !! later wild berries
medium long Oak, sweetness, raisin, dark fruit, later it becomes bitter with roasted aromas and bitter chocolate astringent
Nose: the first thing I noticed was a sweet, slightly fragrant winey side. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were Portuguese Moscatel or Madeira casks involved. Juicy fruits like red apples and baked peaches. Orange peel. Toffee notes and cinnamon. Light marshmallow. A touch of sourness as well. Subtle floral notes stand out after a while (a hint towards French oak perhaps).
Mouth: starts sweet and rather fruity, with oranges (later also candied peels), hints of baked pineapple and subtle banana. The spices quickly set in, bringing ginger and nutmeg, as well as an oakiness and liquorice roots.
Finish: medium, drier, still some oranges but now mainly the spices talking.
Nice one, better than Cipher in my book. Good balance between fruity sweetness and oak spices. Value for money is quite good even without the whole code-breaking element.