THE HAUTE LIST
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over the past few years, Glenlivet has produced a mystery whisky—with no age statement, cask type or tasting notes. This year the brand has raised its game with the release of Glenlivet Code ($120), which invites whisky enthusiasts to be part of a global bletchley Park and decipher the expression. a dedicated website leads to a digital tasting room, where a virtual version of master distiller alan Winchester challenges you to decode the dram using four aromas and four flavors. at the end of the year, Glenlivet will reveal the official tasting notes. Until then, the whisky has some spicy notes (like cinnamon) and a fruit salad of tastes. Is it a 15-year-old sherry or Madeira cask? Your guess is as good as ours.