Glenlivet Captain's Reserve
Product Description

Inspired by Captain Bill Grant Smith, great grandson of Glenlivet's founder, Captain's Reserve is finished in casks that previously held Cognac – a process that creates distinctive notes of raisin and honey within this creamy, citrusy single malt.

Glenlivet Captain's Reserve

  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 40%

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes from the producer

    • Nose

      Sweet and fruity aromas of 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.

Customer Reviews

4 (16 Reviews)

  • 3


    Not one of Glenlivet’s best expressions in my opinion You can taste the Cognac influence - unfortunately ! Bit weird for the sake of it

  • 4

    Jim Cameron,

    Sweet,long on the tongue,beautiful smooth finish,an exceptional whisky

  • 4

    Stan B,

    I received this as a gift from my brother. It is a very dark coloured spirit with a massive taste. Very smooth and rich with a long aftertaste. Slightly sweet with all sorts of flavours. The whole effect is marvellous and well worth trying it. I wholeheartedly recommend this whisky.

  • 3


    just okay nothing special a little to run of the mill good for a beginner who wants to get into scotch

  • 4


    I assume this is the same as the 14 Year finished in cognac sold in the US. If it is, first and foremost, drink it neat. Here’s why. On ice the nose is maple bacon, salt crystals on Serrano ham, cognac, tart apple and Glenlivet. I taste purple grapes with natural white powder on them, plus rose petals, that fades to immature oak tannin char, peppery spice and vanillin (not vanilla), sandalwood, leather, peat moss, grape leaves, cocoa, communion wine, my ex girlfriend’s matte blackberry colored lipstick and the musty mold flavor that could only come from licking a brick on the wall of an underground cavern in France, that is lined with cobwebs and thousand year old skulls. I once knew a guy who was really into cognac, who explained why you have to drink it at room temperature or warmer, I wasn’t paying attention to his explanation, but he knew what he was talking about, so I tried this neat. Without ice I get a nose of toasted marshmallow, fine cognac, fresh grape leaves and grape vines. On the palate, I get purple grape skin with natural white powder, fading to fresh grape leaves, immature oak tannins and Glenlivet char. I don’t like drinking scotch neat, but in this case it is a must. It’s like single malt cognac, plus oak, minus the silly glass.