Product Description

  • Single Malt Scotch Whisky Finished in Cognac Casks
  • About the product
  • The Glenlivet Captain's Reserve is a Speyside single malt selectively finished in high quality Cognac casks. After maturing in bourbon and sherry casks, The Glenlivet whisky is finished in ex cognac casks for at least 6 months, creating a unique rich intense flavour coming from the raisin sweet taste of Cognac and the signature citrus notes and creamy smoothness of The Glenlivet.
  • A whisky inspired by the unique character of its namesake, Captain Bill, that will take you on a journey from the misty glens of Scottish Speyside to the rolling vineyards of French Cognac with every sip.
  • Sold with its signature gift box, making this the perfect whisky to celebrate a special occasion.
  • Serving suggestion
  • Drink to your own preference, straight up or with a drop of water to open the creamy and intensely smooth character. When serving with ice, large cubes are recommended to allow slow dilution releasing the creamy, sweet characters.
  • - About the brand -
  • George Smith, The Glenlivet's founder, didn't follow the lead of the illegal still owners. In 1824, he obtained a distiller's licence to become the first legal distiller in Glenlivet, Scotland. 50 years later, George finally won the exclusive right to call his whisky ‘The Glenlivet', definitively marking it as the single malt that started it all. To this day, The Glenlivet remains the benchmark that all other Speyside single malts are measured against.
  • - What is whisky? -
  • Whisky is a spirit distilled from fermented grains which are then aged in wooden casks. There are different types of whisky, however the most well-known are Blended Whiskey, Single Malt Whisky, Irish Whiskey & Bourbon. In general, whiskies can be characterised by a variety of flavours: from Sweet to Fruity, Floral to Spicy all the way to Smoky (Peaty) tasting notes.
  • Blended whiskies have been expertly crafted using different styles of whiskey to deliver a complex, consistent taste characterised by floral and fruity notes. If you are looking for a smooth whisky with a simpler profile to start with, try a single malt to discover its typically fruity or smoky flavours, or an Irish whiskey that tends to carry predominantly fruity notes. For those that favour strong, dominant flavours, why not try a bourbon for a traditionally sweet experience or spice it up with a rye whiskey.
  • Whisky can be drunk neat, with a dash of water or with ice “on the rocks”. Many enjoy it as a longer drink over ice with ginger ale, soda, cola or lemonade. It's great as a cocktail too! Why not try it in a Whisky Sour or an Irish Coffee?
  • - Whisky or Whiskey? -
  • Whisky comes from Scotland while whiskey, with an extra 'e', is traditionally made in Ireland. This difference in the spelling originates in the translations of the word from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic forms. Whiskey is also used when referring to American whiskies, whilst in Japan they use the Scottish spelling. The spelling can therefore reveal a little more about the whisk(e)y's heritage!
  • Pack size: 70cl

Information

Tasting Notes

  • Nose: Bursting with sweet and fruity aromas. Rich in honey and apricot jam, with notes of sweet cinnamon bread and a subtle sensation of spicy liquorice. Taste: Succulent flavours of mandarins in syrup, ripe poached pears and chocolate-dipped raisins. Finish: Incredibly smooth and luscious.

Region of Origin

Wine Colour

Alcohol Units

28

ABV

40.0% vol

Current Vintage

Producer

Type of Closure

Wine Maker

Country

Scotland

Alcohol Type

Spirits

Taste Category

Grape Variety

Vinification Details

History

Regional Information

Storage Type

Ambient

Storage Instructions

Alcohol Unit Other Text

Wine Effervescence

Country of Origin

Scotland

Place of Provenance

Speyside

Return to

  • Pernod Ricard UK,
  • Building 12 Chiswick Park,
  • 566 Chiswick High Road,
  • London,
  • W4 5AN.

Lower age limit

Statutory Years : 18

Net Contents

70 Centilitres

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