Whisky & Summer? Why Not! Experience the Refreshingly Tropical taste of the Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

This Summer, The Glenlivet is continuing to break whisky drinking traditions and is raising the bar with the new Caribbean Reserve cocktail collection. Whether you like a straight-up dram over ice or a refreshing long tipple, this bold and tropical expression is the perfect accompaniment to every British BBQ, come rain or shine.

The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve combines the heritage of Scotch whisky with the flavour and soul of the Caribbean. To create a whisky with a tropical twist, the makers of The Glenlivet finished a portion of the smooth liquid in barrels that previously held Caribbean rum. The result is a unique dark amber whisky that suggests rich caramel toffee notes on the palate, sweet notes of pear and red apple on the nose with a tropical twist of ripe bananas in syrup, and a well-balanced and exceptionally silky finish.

The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve Whisky & Summer cocktail collection includes:


To be enjoyed all summer long, The Caribbean Cooler is a smooth upgrade from the all-time fruity favourite Mai Tai cocktail, traditionally mixed with rum.


• The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve – 50ml
• Pineapple Juice – 25ml
• Angostura Bitters – 2 dashes
• Peach Sparkling Water


  1. Build all ingredients over ice in a glass
  2. Top with peach sparkling water

An upgrade from a traditional Piña Colada, this exotic and vibrant drink will satisfy even the sweetest palate.


• The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve – 50ml
• Chilled Pineapple Juice – 37.5ml
• Lime Wedges – 2
• Simple syrup – 12.5ml
• Mint Leaves – 8


1. Combine simple syrup, lime and mint within shaker. Muddle.
2. Add whisky and ice. Shake and pour into glass.
3. Top with chilled pineapple juice.
Garnish with a lime wedge and mint


A simple coconutty cocktail that delivers tropical vibes within seconds.


• 2 Parts The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve
• 1 ½ Parts coconut water
• 2 Lime wedges
• ½ Part simple syrup
• 8 Mint leaves


1. Build in tin. Muddle. Ice. Shake. Pour
2. Top with coconut water
3. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint

For Whisky & Summer cocktail inspiration, visit The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve hub for tips and recipes to try at home. The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve is available from Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Amazon, and Tesco nationwide, priced from £36.00 (70cl).


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My name is Greg, and I’m a brand strategy consultant, writer, speaker, host and judge specialising in premium spirits. My mission is to experience, share and inspire with everything great about whisky, whiskey, gin, beer and fine dining through my writing, my brand building and my whisky tastings.

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