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The Glenlivet Cipher – Decode The Mystery

The Glenlivet Cipher – Decode The Mystery
30 Sep
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Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently went to a private launching function of The Glenlivet Cipher at one of The Glenlivet Guardians’ regularly held tasting events in Kuala Lumpur.

the glenlivet cipher decode the mystery tasting event

Released with no cask information, tasting notes, nor age statement, The Glenlivet Cipher challenges whisky enthusiasts to use all their senses to decode the flavor profile of this mysterious single malt.

the glenlivet cipher decode the mystery bottle

“The Glenlivet Cipher is a mystery. All your senses will be tested, as you decode its secret tasting notes. You may even have the makings of a master distiller,” said Alan Winchester, Master Distiller of The Glenlivet.

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“The Guardians of The Glenlivet will be the very first people to taste the Cipher in Malaysia,” said Brand Manager Benedict Yong of Pernod Ricard Malaysia. “It is one of the privileges of being one of The Guardians. We also made it a challenge right from the beginning as a tribute to this unique limited edition single malt. We ran with the theme of decoding a mystery; invitations were sent out to the event without the venue name. Guests had to follow clues to arrive at the event venue and also crack a code that would allow them to enter,” he added.

the glenlivet cipher decode the mystery sensory game

I was taken in groups through a sensory game, while blind-folded, to decipher certain aroma elements that were representative of The Glenlivet Cipher.

the glenlivet cipher decode the mystery winner

Winners of the game got to take home some small prizes at the end of the evening.

the glenlivet cipher decode the mystery bottle

Those interested can head to The Glenlivet Cipher microsite to test their nose and palate at cipher.theglenlivet.com. There, a video with clues to help decode the whisky will be provided.  They will then have to select six aromas for the nose and six flavors for the palate, thus creating the flavor wheel out of over 10,000 possible combinations. On completion, a percentage score will reveal how close they have come to cracking The Glenlivet Cipher taste profile.  Their score can be shared on social media, and the challenge can be repeated as many times as they want.

The Glenlivet Cipher will retail for RM780 per bottle, inclusive 6% GST. As this is a limited edition whisky, the Cipher will first be made available to The Glenlivet Guardians, before being released for retail purchase at selected outlets. The official tasting notes will be revealed exclusively to The Glenlivet Guardians at a later date.

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19 Comments

    bbxemily

    October 11, 2016 at 10:33 am

    i’m sure i’m gonna fail at this. not good at all in alcohol tasting..hahaha..but good experience!!!

    Arisa Chow

    October 7, 2016 at 10:33 am

    my drinking days are over but cant help being tempted by the bottle design

    Candace

    October 6, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Wow such an interesting tasting event!! The bottle is so beautiful too.

    Betty Liew

    October 4, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Sophisticated packaging but the taste give a kick and it actually a smooth whisky.

    Shini Lola

    October 3, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I love the packaging! Black is my favourite colour and it look classy.

    Emily

    October 3, 2016 at 10:33 am

    As a non-drinker, I would totally fail this test! I won’t be able to tell what’s what or even can attempt to describe the taste. LOL

    Sunshine Kelly

    October 3, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Wow such a luxe ambience and night that match with brand Glenlivet itself.

    Shivani

    October 3, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Oh this would be interesting, totally basing on your palette of taste instead of sight. How lovely 🙂

    Everest

    October 2, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Wow this event looks amazing and very comprehensive in letting you experience the product.
    Much love,
    Everest

    Hui Ying

    October 1, 2016 at 10:33 am

    wow…the bottle looks so nice!!!!!!taste good?? Wanna to try it!!

    Sebrinah Yeo

    October 1, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Wow… Interesting! I miss this! Been a very long time since I had any alcohol in my system. But I don’t think it’ll be any sooner to get it in too…

    Ivianat

    October 1, 2016 at 10:33 am

    OMG! I love Whisky! Wish I can try this. Looks nice..

    Cheryn Tan

    October 1, 2016 at 10:33 am

    That bottle looks so cool & luxurious. Not crazy about the blindfold tasting idea cos I like to know what I put into my mouth, but I am sure it is fun for alot of people.

    Audrey Yap

    September 30, 2016 at 10:33 am

    The part where you were blindfolded! OMG. That must’ve been so cool!

    Lily

    September 30, 2016 at 10:33 am

    such a cool concept! good way to try out new things before judging with the eyes first

    cindyrina

    September 30, 2016 at 10:33 am

    look so luxurious settings! Wow ..this is like fear factor. Blind folded.

    Kylie cre8tone

    September 30, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Oh~ Without seeing, really based totally on taste.. Interesting!

    la jez

    September 30, 2016 at 10:33 am

    this is so cool!! BUt i might not use the eye mask if i have mascara XD

    Amelie Yap

    September 30, 2016 at 10:33 am

    blind folded tasting event? sounds cool and interesting! haha. Kinda scary in another way xP

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