Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve Review
Whisky Review: Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
September 22nd, 2021 Editor’s note: We were provided this whisky by The Glenlivet as a sample for review. This in no way, per our editorial policies , influenced the final outcome of this review. It should also be noted that by clicking the buy link towards the bottom of this review our site receives a small referral payment which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs.
The Glenlivet is a unique Scottish distiller. This famous distillery, which opened in 1824, is among the earliest to take advantage of “legitimate” whisky distillation, according to the royal approval of King George IV.
Ironically, the well-known factoid used in reviews misses some of the original spirit of whiskymaking in Scotland. This is because the tradition was about rebelling up the mountains (bootlegging), to avoid unfair taxation and representation.
But no matter. Glenlivet is one the world’s largest producers of single malt whisky. They ship millions of cases every year from Elgin in Scotland to Elgin in Illinois in the USA to Elgin in Queensland to Elgin in Australia.
Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve launched in 2020 and is extremely accessible (priced between $30-$40 in the majority of the United States). The distillery doesn’t offer much background about this new offering, so there isn’t much to explain here. This whisky is a non-age statement and was partly finished in Caribbean Rum casks. The origin of the Caribbean distilleries are unknown, as is the breakdown of the rum and bourbon. casks.
People who enjoy nerdy stuff at Whiskey Wash wondered why Glenlivet does not use 12-year old whisky. Some (or all) this release may be older than the ones who market and plan them.
Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve, Experimental Buffalo Trace & More New Whisky
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Glenlivet launched Caribbean Reserve, a single-malt rum cask-finished by Glenlivet. It is available widely for $35
Buffalo Trace’s newest experimental whiskey a 12 year old bourbon that was proofed down mid-maturation is available in very limited amounts, priced at $47 for a 375 ml.
New Riff is releasing a very unusual bourbon and rye line called Backsetter. Both bottled in bond whiskeys are made with backset that came from a distillation of peated malted barley. Both styles are available in roughly 2250 bottles and each is priced at $50.
Abasolo corn whisky from Mexico is making its debut. It is $40 in price and can be found in seven states.
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What Age Is Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve?
The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve is a no-age statement Scotch single malt which is finished in ex-Caribbean rum barrels sourced from Jamaica. Available as of April 2020, it is available at 40% ABV.
What is the best way to drink Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
Combine The Glenlivet Reserve Caribbean Reserve, lime juice, orange syrup and Triple Sec in a cocktail shaker.Fill with ice.Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.Garnish with mint and an orange slice and enjoy.
Is Glenlivet Better Than Glenfiddich?
Both have that Speyside classic of being grassy-floral, sweet, and malty with an extra bit of “zing” to them. … Glenlivet was the USA’s most-sold single malt for many years. Glenfiddich is currently the number one single malt worldwide.
Glenlivet12 is a Good Whiskey
Based on 1894 votes, the average rating for The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is 7.5/10. The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Scotch Whisky has been praised by top critics as a smooth and enjoyable drink.
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