Rum-finished whiskey enthusiasts are likely to want to make it a priority to get their hands on the newest release from the Glenlivet: Caribbean Reserve.

The cost-effective new bottle, which is out right now, is a non-age assertion bottling of Glenlivet single malt, finished selectively in former Caribbean rum casks ahead of bottling. The whisky is, in accordance to Glenlivet, “sweet and smooth… with hints of tropical fruits, honey and cinnamon.”

Rum cask finishes are turning into a conventional among the the largest names in Scotch whisky. Even though Balvenie, for occasion, has lengthy experienced the fourteen-year-aged expression of Caribbean Cask in its main line, other makes have considering that joined, like last year’s release of Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth, which was also introduced as an cost-effective scotch whisky aimed at the cocktail marketplace.

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Just a handful of new Glenlivet’s items have strike cabinets in the last decade. The technique for the last couple of years has, for the most portion, tended towards impactful, but confined releases, like the cryptically intended Alpha and Cipher bottles, which had been intentionally mysterious in their makeup.

So a long term, cost-effective addition to the main line is a welcome address for the brand’s supporters. “At The Glenlivet we are usually wanting at new approaches to explore diverse flavours to crack aged whisky conventions,” stated Glenlivet Learn Distiller Alan Winchester in a assertion shared with Men’s Journal. “After experimenting with Cognac casks in the past, it appeared only normal that we would set our sights on other cask experiments and rum barrels had been future. By bringing rum barrels and Scotch collectively for the to start with time in our heritage, we have introduced some daring and tropical Caribbean flavours to our standard Speyside model.”

There is some uncertainty about no matter whether this will locate its house generally as a neat pour or a cocktail component, but as Glenlivet is sharing its individual cocktail recipes, we’re open to both. A single you get your hands on a bottle, here’s the to start with drink to try out, below.

TGL Caribbean Mai Tai
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Caribbean Mai Tai


  • 1 ½ sections The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
  • ¾ portion lime juice
  • ½ portion orange syrup
  • ½ portion Triple Sec


  1. Mix The Glenlivet Reserve Caribbean Reserve, lime juice, orange syrup and Triple Sec in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously for twenty seconds.
  4. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
  5. Garnish with mint and an orange slice and take pleasure in.

The new Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve is out there nationwide right now $35. You can obtain it on Drizly, as properly as via ReserveBar for effortless supply. Glenlivet has bundled an provide code courtesy of ReserveBar for you to also elevate a glass: (Provide CODE: SCOTCH $5 – for $5 off).

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