The Glenlivet takes a cognac adventure with launch of new cask finish edition in duty-free

The Glenlivet takes a cognac adventure with launch of new cask finish edition in duty-free

The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve – an exciting new Single Malt will roll out across Asia & Dubai Duty Free this year after successfully launching in Changi Duty Free.

Throughout the creative world, a finishing touch can be the defining characteristic to a piece of work and can add a different perspective. The world of Single Malt whisky is no different.

The Glenlivet, the definitive Single Malt Scotch whisky, is exploring how the finish can create impactful new journeys of discovery. This brand-new expression, that is currently available in Singapore Changi Airport before being rolled out in Asia, as well as Dubai Duty Free later this year, pays homage to the importance of the finish, much like many craftsmen, whose finishing touches add a wholly new perspective. The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve is a beautiful new Single Malt whisky selectively finished in high-quality cognac casks, offering an adventurous new taste exploration.

Captain’s Reserve maintains the distillery’s long tradition of pushing boundaries through innovation and is the result of a long period of flavour and cask experimentation. Much like an artist’s finishing touches to their work that can result in an entirely different creative journey, here, The Glenlivet has created a rich new expression that provides an innovative journey of taste – an industry first for a major Single Malt brand. The influence of cognac casks in the finishing process, results in a stunning Single Malt that borrows cognac’s luxurious flavour and marries it perfectly with the distinctly Speyside style that is The Glenlivet’s trademark. The cognac cask adds a raisin-rich and intense flavour that is perfectly blended with the creamy fruity smoothness of The Glenlivet house style.

Captain’s Reserve is a tribute to Captain William Smith Grant, great-grandson of George Smith, founder of The Glenlivet, whose name adorns every bottle. The Captain not only fought in the First World War in France, but went on to fight for The Glenlivet, guiding the distillery through the difficult Prohibition years and leading the Single Malt Scotch whisky revival in the UK and the US.

“We know whisky drinkers and in particular, Single Malt drinkers, are becoming increasingly adventurous when it comes to seeking out new and interesting flavours,” comments Alan Winchester, The Glenlivet Master Distiller. “So, we decided to set ourselves a challenge, to create something exciting and daring to provoke the evolving taste of The Glenlivet’s consumers, Captain’s Reserve.”

Alan Winchester continues describing the fine-tuning skill that creates the perfect finish: “It’s an art form. After maturing the whisky in a combination of American Oak and ex-Sherry Oak casks for many years and selectively finishing it in ex-Cognac casks, we’ve mastered the delicate but delicious balance between the influence of the finish and The Glenlivet signature style. Captain’s Reserve offers whisky drinkers the opportunity to broaden their Single Malt Scotch repertoire, and to try something new, creating a whole new taste experience.”

The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve will be available across Asia and Dubai Travel Retail later this year at the RSP of $70 per litre.


The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve debuts in duty-free with DFS

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