The Glenlivet Captain's Reserve

Single Malt

The Glenlivet // Speyside, Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 86 )

The Glenlivet Captain's Reserve is a no-age statement release which first aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. The whisky then finished its maturation for at least six months in French Limousin oak casks which previously held cognac. The name honors Captain William Smith Grant, the great-grandson of the founder of The Glenlivet, who served France during WWI. Available first at the distillery and global travel retail beginning in May 2018 with a global release to follow in the summer months.

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  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon & ex-sherry; finished in French Limousin ex-cognac

Tasting Notes

"The common theme between the nose and palate here is a mix of light citrus, bubblegum, and vanilla. The Glenlivet Captain's Reserve is pretty inoffensive on the whole. Hints of honey, cinnamon, and graham crackers also work their way into the taste. "

Score 82

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