The Glenlivet is set to launch a new collection of glassless and edible whisky cocktail capsules, featuring five new flavours which explore the Speyside brand’s Scotch portfolio. The launch of The Glenlivet Capsule Collection marks the first time they will be available in the UK since the award-winning capsules initially launched in 2019. Beginning on 27th January, whisky fans will be able to try them at an innovative sensory experience for a limited period.
The Glenlivet has adapted and refined the design of the Capsule Collection to a spherical shape, partnering with food science specialists Molecular Experience, known for their ground-breaking pearl-shaped cocktails. All cocktail capsules are made from alginate taken from algae in the sea, which is natural, vegan-friendly and gluten-free, and dissolve resulting in no waste.
To enhance the capsules, The Glenlivet has developed a range of new cocktail flavours, as well as revamped some of the classics, to redefine the way whisky is traditionally enjoyed:
- Ool La La – The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, peach and oolong tea, vanilla syrup
- Scottish Coffee – The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, coffee, cane sugar
- Old Fashioned – The Glenlivet 12, Angostura Bitters, simple syrup, water
- Whisky Sour – The Glenlivet 12, lemon juice, simple syrup
- Mai Tai – The Glenlivet Caribbean Reserve, lime juice, orgeat syrup, triple sec
From 27th January – 19th February (Thursday through Saturday only), inquisitive drinkers will get the opportunity to try The Glenlivet’s collection of glassless whisky cocktails at an innovative sensory experience, hosted exclusively at The Den, Soho, London. During the ‘Dramming in the Dark’ experience, fans of the dram will be fully immersed in an infinity mirror room, where guests will have some senses removed and others heightened to transform the tasting experience. Get tickets here.
Outside of the private capsule tastings, The Glenlivet experimental cocktail menu will also be available at The Den’s main bar and feature disruptive serves using The Glenlivet Founders’ Reserve, Caribbean Reserve, 12 year old, and 18 year old whiskies.
“The Glenlivet has always been about setting new standards within whisky, and the new cocktail capsules are unique and push the boundaries of how drinks can be served,” said Marnie Corrigan, Brand Director at Pernod Ricard UK. “As a brand that celebrates originality, we are always looking to break the conventions that have determined how single malt Scotch is enjoyed. The Glenlivet Capsule Collection and our Dramming in the Dark experience does exactly that, and we’re excited to see how people react when they try our glassless cocktails.”
For more information, head over to The Glenlivet’s official website.