Whisky Review: Glenlivet Code Scotch Whisky

Today we taste and review Glenlivet Code Scotch Whisky.

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Comments

dusty sims says:

Yall talk Ralfy into doin it online too!

Erik Schlegel says:

The chef argument is not great Daniel. If you don’t even cook the steak ; just put it on a plate (i.e., you only bottle what ships to your door) it is lesser than doing it yourself. The whiskey could be great and I will happy enjoy it, but if I paid top dollar for a steak that was shipped to his door precooked, I would be pissed.

fireborn says:

Are there any rice whiskeys?

Amit Stern says:

I feel like every single video lately is something given to you both from bastards. dosent that teally make you BOTH mooches? and if so, is Daniel stripped of his title and is reverted to a level 1 mooch?

Ozan Unal says:

Since there are 3 possibilities to chose from 33% is what you would get by random guessing 😀

Ecofit Justin says:

You guys should consider doing a video tasting of organic vs conventional whiskey. I’m willing to bet there’s a difference, organic crops could theoretically add more minerals and sugars to the final product due to healthier soil microbes, not to mention less pesticides.

stephend50 says:

best irish whiskys that don’t taste like lemon pledge

LaserMats says:

Could you guys review something from Glen Garioch? I really like their whiskeys, espescially the founders reserve for some reason. 🙂

Marijn Blaakman says:

Hi guys, was reading on what I believe was the laphroaig website, and a text noted that different types of peat exist and they effect the taste as well and that the Islay peat gives it a medicinal/iodine taste, is this true or just pretentious? And if so, to what extent? I could believe the website, but distilleries can upsell their product, that’s just the way the biscuit crumbles

Angel Javier Soler Sepúlveda says:

ok, i´m going to eat steak tonight!

Josh Golladay says:

You guys are awesome. That made my day!

Jeff Davis says:

I’d like to see an episode where rex blind picks a few (even classic) whiskeys and see if Daniel can come close by on air analysis. The analysis will be the interesting part more then if right or wrong (haha as if).

HB2GraphitePencil says:

Did I just hear a “rare” dad joke? I think I did.

Joey Sweeney says:

I would love to see a review of Trails End bourbon, the stuff has been flying off the shelves at my local liquor store. Thanks for another great review guys! Cheers!

Brad's Whiskey Journey says:

What if we already HAVE Daniel’s personal phone number? Gotta up the stakes, come on now!

SwiftSquirel says:

Rex and Daniel, I’ve recently been adopted into a whiskey cult founded in the woods of ohio. Though I hated the entire idea of being a seasonal at a camp ground, the fact that I came across a group of men who were willing to take me under the wing, I feel an overwhelming need to give back. In particular I was able to introduce the Leader of our lot to Monkey Shoulder and Toki which went off with a bang. Now the end of the season is upon us and I need to call upon the Great Sommelier and the Great Mooch for a the knock out punch. The trick is it needs to be bourbon and it needs to be rare/unique enough to have fallen under the honchos radar. He travels around the world and has done the bourbon trail. Anything like coke and Pepsi just will not do. I do plan on bringing Habiki harmony and possibly The Dalmore alexander, but your help with the third bottle would be greatly appreciated. I’m staying this side of legal and hope to hear back from you.

zwussow says:

I can’t be the only one who noticed… Given that all the questions had three options, 33% is about as bad as you could do if you just picked randomly… Thus why Rex is the mooch, not the somm.

Monty Hibdon says:

anyone else find a slight earthy note in wild turkey 101

John Kristian Aasen says:

one of the best episodes in a very long time!

MephistoRolling says:

you could have all the correct notes but at the wrong strengths and still only get 50%

Iron City 350 says:

Hey guys you should try Black Craft Cults Ghost Pepper Whiskey if you’re not scared to try it that is lol its only available online and in a select few states ive been wanting to try it but they wont deliver to my home state.

Reruma Lerma says:

Dude that is so fun you guys should do this for your whiskey

Scouter Rob Pink says:

I’m new to drinking whiskey neat and I have tried Jim beam black and Jhony Walker black and I find that the Jim beam has a darker taste. In your opinion what other whiskeys should I try

Will Rosenberg says:

If the top 10 Irish’s doesn’t come out on Friday I think it’s time for #rexweek

MayonnaiseVenusaur says:

This test sounds more like a test for the destiller. If he picked these notes and then everyone who takes the test got wrong answers, then he’s probably just bad at his job. Or maybe everyone else got great answers and you guys are bad.

Michael Kronsperger says:

Hey guys, just wondering if the Glenlivet Code is in any way a partner to the Glenlivet Cipher?

Devo P says:

I emailed but wanted to follow up on the Youtube. Any interest in during a review of Kirkland (Costco) whiskeys? They had single malt 12, 18, 25 (sometimes), and blended with ages as well. Thanks

Ryan Wolverton says:

Hey Daniel and Rex, I just recently purchased green spot, Angel’s envy & ardbeg 10 year in one day because of you guys. You guys really inspire me. I’m starting school again this fall could you toast me with one of those whiskeys that I purchased if possible on an episode. I would appreciate it.

P.S. I’ve also have been making a infinity bottle like you guys have mentioned, so far I have Monkey shoulder scotch
Jameson Irish
Rittenhouse Rye
Buffalo trace bourbon
Larceny wheat
Old forester 100 proof bourbon
Clyde May’s straight bourbon
Powers gold label Irish
Angel’s envy bourbon
Green spot Irish
Elijah Craig bourbon
Green spot Irish
Angel’s envy bourbon
Ardbeg 10 scotch in it and it tastes magical!

Frank Saragoza says:

I’m pretty new to whisky, but have tried a significant variety of different ones. I have a friend that has been drinking whisky for a lot longer and when I bring over different scotch such as Dalmore 12, Glenmoray 12, or even Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or I’m told none of the whisky I like are “smooth”. He will only drink the Johnnie Walker Blue or even Gold, and although very good I feel like my bottles I bring don’t measure up. I think whisky is a very social drink but I find myself enjoying these alone, which I’m ok with but enjoy it more with friends. He’s the only friend that really drinks whisky, what should I do?

Chris Dumas says:

warning: Why does the Norwegian navy have barcodes on the side of their ships…
So when they arrive back in port, they can Scandinavian…
Need an ark? I Noah guy.

I know… i’m sorry

Lorensoth3 says:

I am waiting for Demi-Gawd of whiskey statues. 😛

Daniel Beyer says:

Wait… I missed the part where they say if this whisky tastes good! Is actually worth the price point of >$100?

Mark Price says:

I have an uneducated palate. My tasting notes range from “hey this is a kick(cork sound) whisky”, down to “yeah, I’m saving this for guests who won’t know the difference”. I rate whisky on a 10 scale and everything is included…taste, smell, packaging, and value. Guess I will never be a real connisuer. That’s okay. I’m happy being a guy who likes whisky. Sidenote: The people I am drinking with often influence my scores as do my current state of mind. So after this exhausting comment I must agree with YOUR words about the best whisky is the one you like and how you like it. Love your videos.

Joshua Gutowski says:

Huh, though you were trying to pronounce my name for a sec.

Brian Glass says:

So I have been binge watching for about a month now from the start. I have many questions pop up but never commented cause I knew they would get answered and they have. But while making some deer jerky and sipping on Buffalo Trace, my mind went to pairing. Jerky + whiskey = ??? Awesome ???

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