The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A true summertime single malt, this Glenlivet expression has been partly finished in Caribbean rum casks for a tropical, sweet, and fruity profile.
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During the early 19th century, illegal distilleries were commonplace throughout the Speyside region of Scotland. In 1823, however, Alexander Gordon pushed the Excise Act of 1823 through Parliament. The Excise Act allowed illegal distillers throughout Scotland to apply for and obtain licenses to legally distill spirits. In 1824, a businessman named George Smith applied for one of the first licenses in the Speyside region of Scotland and opened the doors to The Glenlivet Distillery. For nearly two centuries, The Glenlivet Distillery has been producing the "single malt whisky that started it all."

The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made using barley sourced from Crisp Maltings, Portgordon (Portgordon is a village in Moray, Scotland). After the barley has been malted and mashed, it is fermented in wooden washbacks for approximately two days. The wooden washbacks used by The Glenlivet are more difficult and expensive to maintain as compared to the stainless steel washbacks used by most Scottish distilleries, but impart a distinctive, floral quality to the whisky.

After the barley has been fermented, it is distilled twice — first through Glenlivet's wash still, and then again through Glenlivet's spirits still. Originally designed by George Smith, the copper-pot stills have a unique, lantern-like shape, which encourages contact between the whisky and the copper (the copper strips the whisky of any impurities it may have, and provides for a lighter and more pure flavor profile). In addition, the height of the stills ensures only the lightest vapors are condensed, and makes for a more delicate and elegant whisky.

The Glenlivet Caribbean reserve is a true summertime single malt. A portion of it was finished in Caribbean rum barrels, which impart it with rich and fresh sweet and tropical fruit notes. The prominent banana, mango starfruit, apple, and pear notes make up an exceptionally fruity profile that is perfect for sipping or as a base for a Mai Tai with a single malt twist.

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Proof 80 (40% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name The Glenlivet Distillery
Size 750mL
Finishing in Caribbean rum barrels brings sweet and tropical fruit notes. There are pears and apples on the nose along with bananas, mango starfruit, and papaya. The palate has caramel and molasses, caramel toffee, mandarin orange, and vanilla, as well as more of the tropical fruit notes. Finishes smooth and well-balanced.
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