Glenlivet's New Caribbean Single Malt - 5 Ways to Cocktail It! - Secret Bottle

Glenlivet's New Caribbean Single Malt - 5 Ways to Cocktail It!

By the banks of the remote Glenlivet in Scotland's scenic Highlands, George Smith was the first to produce a whisky of such exceptional quality that it went on to define the taste of Speyside. 

Now Glenlivet has a new addition to the family: the Caribbean Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky 

To create a whisky with a tropical feel, Glenlivet has finished a portion of their smooth whisky in barrels that previously held Caribbean rum. The result is a well balanced and exceptionally smooth whisky. A single malt for summer. 

To extend that summer feeling, we've curated a list of amazing drinks that showcase the best of Glenlivets Caribbean Reserve Single Malt.

Described as offering a sweet, citrus, fruity and caramel taste, it can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a selection of cocktails.

Check out 7 Whisky cocktails perfect for Winter for more great whiskies to try

1. Cowboy Colada


60mL Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

60mL Pineapple juice

15mL Coconut cream

1 Pineapple slice to garnish

Build all ingredients over ice in your cocktail shaker and shake aggressively, then strain over fresh ice and garnish with your Pineapple. Or, if you prefer frozen, add the ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth, then garnish with your pineapple.


2. Pineapple Lime smash

60mL Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

45mL Pineapple juice

15mL Simple syrup

2 Lime wedges

8 Mint Leaves to garnish

Build Liquids in tin with half your mint and one lime wedge. Muddle and then add ice. Shake vigorously and pour in glassware. Top with chilled pineapple juice and garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint.

Check out our post Top 5 Whiskies to try this winter for more inspiration for the colder months

3. Caribbean Mai Tai


60mL Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

30mL Lime juice

20mL Orange syrup

20ml Triple sec

Mint and orange slice to garnish

Combine the Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve, lime juice, orange syrup and Triple Sec in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with mint, an orange slice and enjoy.

4. Coco Breeze


60mL Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

120mL Coconut water

Lime and orange twists to garnish

Build in rocks glass and add ice. Stir and garnish with lime and orange twists. This one's super easy!


5. Tartan Tiki

50mL Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve

25mL Pineapple juice

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

Top with peach-flavoured sparkling water

Simply build all ingredients over ice in a glass and then top with peach sparkling and another dash of bitters.

So there you have it - 5 amazing options to keep your summer rolling well into the autumn months of 2022. Glenlivet's Caribbean Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a summer game changer that's both innovative and an instant classic.


Not that Scotch and a summer island vibe have never before met, of course - if you read this far, here's a bonus 1972 classic courtesy of Tiki pioneer Trader Vic: 

6. Starboard Light

60mL Scotch whisky (Caribbean cask recommended, as above!)
30mL Lemon juice
15mL  Passionfruit nectar
1 1/2 tbsp Honey 
1 Egg white

Mint & fruit stick to garnish (we recommend a skewer of orange chunks)

Blend in a mixer with a scoop of shaved ice (for a more modern take, shake with ice and serve on the rocks). Pour, top with ice and decorate with mint and a fruit stick.