I love a good whiskey, and it’s one of my many chosen missions in life to turn more female identifying humans onto the beauty that is a glass of fine brown liquor. So when I discover a new whiskey that tastes so great that even a scotch skeptic can’t deny it, I’m duty-bound to share it.
When I first ventured into the world of whiskey, I was hesitant to say the least. When you’re used to drinking clear spirits, and lack of flavor is the goal, a complex, sometimes intensely flavored brown spirit can almost be overwhelming. It’s hard to truly enjoy something when you’re not even quite sure what you’re tasting. So when a whiskey can carry some familiar, and nearly universally enjoyed, flavors, it’s all the more likely to be appealing to even a novice whiskey drinker. And Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve fits that bill.
When I first started tasting different scotches, I found it challenging to get past the strong, smoky flavor that sometimes comes with the spirit from Scotland. I’m still coming to terms with that peaty flavor, and any time I discover a scotch that doesn’t have it, I find my love of scotch growing. That’s definitely what drew me to the Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve. Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve is a single malt scotch whiskey that’s aged in bourbon/sherry casks and finished in former cognac casks. The resulting spirit is smooth and very easily drinkable, starting off with a rich, complex and fruity taste, and finishing with a sweet heat that’s welcome on a cold winter’s night. With a warm fruit filed flavor profile, this scotch is as appealing to a whiskey newbie, while still satisfying the more refined palate of a seasoned scotch sipper.
I would suggest sampling Glenlivet Captain’s Reserve neat to start, perhaps with a drop or two of water if you prefer. I enjoy my whiskey on the rocks, and this scotch suits that as well, but on a cold snowy night, a scotch neat is just the thing to warm things up. I really loved the Captain’s Reserve, and will definitely be needing to add another bottle of it to my collection very soon, and I highly recommend you do the same.
Cheers, and please drink responsibly.