The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
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  • mandarin
  • toffee
  • mint
  • pear
  • apple
  • vanilla
  • banana
  • cinnamon
  • melon

The Glenlivet

Caribbean Reserve (0.75l, 40%)
Price $33.99

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One of history’s greatest Single Malts finished in Caribbean Rum casks.

George Smith was running an illegal still on the estate of the Duke of Gordon in the wee early 1800’s — who he supplied with the occasional dram. The Duke sponsored legislation in 1823 that made Whisky distilling legal in the UK, it just so happens that George Smith was the first one granted a license

Today Glenlivet is one of the "Big Three" Single Malt producers. Their Whiskies are Speyside and the water for the mash comes famously from "Josie’s Well" nearby. Glenlivet produces a wide variety of Single Malt agings and cask combinations, with the remaining Spirit an indispensable component in some of the most famous blends.

Glenlivet is the go-to Single Malt in quality bars worldwide. Every bottle is always jolly-good stuff. But what happens if you take your signature Single Malt and finish some of it is ex-Rum casks from the Caribbean?

Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve IS that dram. And what you get is a floral, fruit-forward Highlander with exotic notes percolating to the top of the palate in creamy tones of banana, melon, and mandarins. You might just have found the summertime dram of the year.

California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Polished Citrine

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose is pleasant and surprising with pear and apple laid over bananas foster and granola.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is fruity with mandarin orange and fresh melon notes playing off of a baseline of toffee and mint.

Finish
The finish is very smooth with a lingering sweetness.

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  • mandarin
  • toffee
  • mint
  • pear
  • apple
  • vanilla
  • banana
  • cinnamon
  • melon
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
The USA is buying half of the bottles from The Glenlivet Distillery, which are single malts.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
The USA is buying half of the bottles from The Glenlivet Distillery, which are single malts.
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