Wednesday, May 09, 2018


Chivas Brothers, has today announced the launch of a new core range expression, from its Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky brand.

The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve (40% ABV) is a non-age statement bottling, which has been finished in Cognac casks.

The Glenlivet Captain's Reserve

This latest release from the Speyside based distillery, has been launched as a tribute to Captain William Smith Grant, great-grandson of George Smith, founder of The Glenlivet. The Captain not only fought in the First World War in France, but later went on to fight for The Glenlivet, guiding the brand through the difficult Prohibition years and leading the single malt Scotch whisky revival in the UK and US.

The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve, is the result of flavour and cask experimentation. The combination of the raisin-rich intense taste of Cognac, with the signature citrus notes and creamy smoothness of The Glenlivet, is said to offer consumers the opportunity to broaden their single malt Scotch repertoire.

Commenting on the launch, Alan Winchester, The Glenlivet Master Distiller, said: “We know that Single Malt consumers are becoming increasingly adventurous and are seeking to explore new flavour profiles and finishes in the category. Research shows that the global consumption of Cognac is expected to increase by some 2m cases by 2021. By introducing the Cognac casks into our maturation process, we are able to capitalise on the popularity of this flavour and add another dimension to our world-renowned portfolio. The Cognac casks’ influence will bring a real richness to the smooth and fruity style of The Glenlivet, which we’re confident new and existing Single Malt Scotch enthusiasts will enjoy.”

The Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve, will be available globally from the end of this month, for a RRP of £45.00.

Posted by Steve Rush