The Glenlivet Alpha
The Glenlivet Alpha Details
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Whisky or Whiskey
What's in a name? The Glenlivet Alpha whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled The Glenlivet Alpha whiskey, rather than whisky.
The Glenlivet Alpha Bottling Note
Strictly 1 per customer
Here, we have something unique. A limited release of 3,350 bottles (only 600 in the UK!) of pure mystery and intrigue. The label says "from The Glenlivet Distillery", and at this point that's all anybody knows. No tasting notes. No cask details. Nothing.
Over the coming weeks, the mystery will be slowly unravelled through a variety of online sensory challenges, which can be found at TheGlenlivet.com and Facebook.com/theglenlivet from the 7th May. Master Distiller Alan Winchester will also be interacting with the online community, fielding questions and pointing people in the right direction...
“Flavour is a multi-sensory experience: one that combines the subtleties of sight and sensation in the mouth, in addition to taste and smell. By withholding information on the casks used to create The Glenlivet Alpha and encouraging people to use their senses, I hope they will gain a greater appreciation of its particular flavour, and expand their understanding of the great complexity and depth of our unique single malt whisky. I can’t wait to hear people’s reactions.” - Alan Winchester
Good luck unlocking the secrets of this enigmatic single malt! The answers and full tasting notes will finally be released at the end of June.
There are some very interesting people on this website that attempt to talk about whisky. Most are idiots. Some of the comments below are good examples of such.
17th February 2014
Blatant rip-off of Bruichladdich's legendary BLACK ART series. What a con.
7th December 2013
We were fortunate to acquire 3 bottles of this in China, supposedly out of 200. Quite worth it and above the average Glenlivet
29th November 2013
What a Joke!
Pay premium rate to "unravel the mystery" of whether or not you've been shafted on the price, AFTER all the hoopla of Pernod's "Age Matters" campaign? This is a product for the easily fooled, but it helps take the heat off Macallan for the 1824 Series.
11th July 2013
Unlucky but Lucky
would you suggest to buy one priced at gbp135 ( for future/collection) purposes.thanks
21st June 2013
I was very unlucky to miss out on owning a bottle (or too tight!), but lucky enough to know someone who opened their bottle and passed along samples to their nearest and dearest. And I very much agree with a lot of the tasting notes and reviews, this bottle is similar to the Nádurra and I'd go as far to say slightly smoother and more scrumptious after allowing it to air in the glass for a while. I would suggest before giving a negative review on just the price and marketing gimmick alone that you wait until you can taste it. My two cents ;)
19th May 2013
Selling out everywhere
It has caught peoples' imaginations though. Selling out instantly everywhere in the UK
8th May 2013
Are you having a laugh. 100 quid no cask info or age, this tops anything ardbeg could ever conjure up
8th May 2013