Rum-finished whiskey lovers are going to wish to make it a precedence to get their arms on the most recent launch from the Glenlivet: Caribbean Reserve.
The reasonably priced new bottle, which is out immediately, is a non-age assertion bottling of Glenlivet single malt, completed selectively in former Caribbean rum casks earlier than bottling. The whisky is, based on Glenlivet, “sweet and smooth… with hints of tropical fruits, honey and cinnamon.”
Rum cask finishes have gotten a customary among the many largest names in Scotch whisky. Whereas Balvenie, for occasion, has lengthy had the 14-year-old expression of Caribbean Cask in its core line, different manufacturers have since joined, together with final 12 months’s launch of Dewar’s Caribbean Smooth, which was additionally launched as an reasonably priced scotch whisky aimed on the cocktail market.
Simply a handful of latest Glenlivet’s merchandise have hit cabinets within the final decade. The technique for the previous couple of years has, for probably the most half, tended towards impactful, however restricted releases, together with the cryptically designed Alpha and Cipher bottles, which have been deliberately mysterious of their make-up.
So a everlasting, reasonably priced addition to the core line is a welcome deal with for the model’s followers. “At The Glenlivet we are always looking at new ways to explore different flavours to break old whisky conventions,” mentioned Glenlivet Grasp Distiller Alan Winchester in a assertion shared with Males’s Journal. “After experimenting with Cognac casks in the past, it seemed only natural that we would set our sights on other cask experiments and rum barrels were next. By bringing rum barrels and Scotch together for the first time in our history, we have brought some bold and tropical Caribbean flavours to our traditional Speyside style.”
There’s some uncertainty about whether or not it will discover its residence principally as a neat pour or a cocktail ingredient, however as Glenlivet is sharing its personal cocktail recipes, we’re open to each. One you get your arms on a bottle, right here’s the primary drink to attempt, beneath.
Caribbean Mai Tai
- 1 ½ elements The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
- ¾ half lime juice
- ½ half orange syrup
- ½ half Triple Sec
- Mix The Glenlivet Reserve Caribbean Reserve, lime juice, orange syrup and Triple Sec in a cocktail shaker.
- Fill with ice.
- Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
- Pressure into an ice-filled rocks glass.
- Garnish with mint and an orange slice and revel in.
The brand new Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve is accessible nationwide immediately $35. You should buy it on Drizly, in addition to through ReserveBar for simple supply. Glenlivet has included a proposal code courtesy of ReserveBar for you to additionally elevate a glass: (OFFER CODE: SCOTCH $5 – for $5 off).
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