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The Glenlivet Captain's Reserve

(70cl, 40%)

The Glenlivet Captain's Reserve
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The Glenlivet Captain's Bottling Note

An intriguing release from The Glenlivet, been finished in ex-Cognac casks for a ‘raisin-rich’ intensity, along with citrus notes and a creamy smoothness. Whisky finished in Cognac casks is not a common thing, so we're particularly interested in this expression. The name comes from Captain William Smith Grant, great-grandson of George Smith, Glenlivet’s founder.

Tasting Note by The Producer

Nose: Bursting with sweet and fruity aromas. Rich in honey and apricot jam, with notes of sweet cinnamon bread and a subtle sensation of spicy liquorice.

Palate: Succulent flavours of mandarins in syrup, ripe poached pears and chocolate-dipped raisins.

Finish: Incredibly smooth and luscious.

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Glenlivet Captain's Reserve Reviews

Lovely

Very nice indeed, came upon this by 'accident' a lovely satisfying drink

8th May 2019

Spot on with a spot of water

Very easy drinking, beautiful colour, flavour of the cask really comes through, highly recommended with a drop of water, good all rounder

21st April 2019

4. Star

A much loved whiskey of a very high calibre. Can’t wait to get to grips with this brand.

29th March 2019

Never again.

Odd. Not sure the flavors marry very well. Slightly watery.

9th January 2019

A nice addition..

A well rounded and smooth whiskey.
I definitely pick up the honey notes running through...

8th January 2019

A must try, a pleasant surprise 😀

If you like the Aberlour16 your going to like this . In fact I think its a bit better.
Tbis is as sweet, but more oily , so the after taste goes on for longer.
Right now ( December 2018) the supermarkets are doing it for £35 , a bargain , best whisky around for this money , it tastes a much richer whisky, in flavour and in cost ...

28th December 2018

Super good

Cognac good finish

18th December 2018

Not bad

Not a bad whisky, however I find the finish to be too thin. It's easy to drink, accessible for people new to scotch, but there is no depth to it. Will drink it, but I will probably not buy again. Get an Aberfeldy 12 instead.

12th December 2018

Has Character

Robust, not a traditional Glenlivet. Benefits well from a splash of water. Full of character, a good end-of-day dram.

12th November 2018

Disappointing

Does not work, Cognac cask taste out of place, disappointing.

4th October 2018

Very nice .

I added a spot of water , really smooth , very pleasing on the palette . I could quite easily get used to drinking the Captains Reserve .

23rd August 2018

Too weak

I have bought a bottle in a supermarket but I think that the abv is too low, the nose is weak and the taste light. Even if the finish is a bit spicy and we manage to get the Cognac quality, the whole thing is too light. I think that a 48% or even a cask strength should be the right thing to do.

25th July 2018

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