Whiskey For ‘Generation Tide Pod’? Glenlivet ‘Capsule Collection’ Is Being MOCKED On Twitter

Written by Wes Walker on October 5, 2019

Glenlivet introduces a new product and, just like that, Tide Pods are suddenly trending. Would YOU try one?

People have strong opinions when you mess with their traditions — especially when alcohol is involved. That goes double for scotch. There is now a bite-sized delivery system for a new scotch-based cocktail selection.

No, this is not a replacement for the usual way to sip and savor a good glass of scotch (as the purists seem to fear) but a new product line.

Is it kinda weird? Sure. But who knows whether it will catch on, or be the next ‘New Coke’ fail.

Before we get to the social media blowback, here’s what it’s all about:

As we said, they are being pitched as cocktails, not just a different way to ingest the regular scotch. In three flavors (below) Social media had a LOT to say about this.


The Citrus Capsule blends vibrant bergamot, zesty grapefruit and almond with pepper and the warmth of The Glenlivet’s Founder’s Reserve.


The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve
Lemon Distillate
Fino Sherry
Bergamot Cordial


The Wood Capsule combines The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve with powerful woody notes of cedar and sandalwood, as well as tannins of nutty oloroso.


The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve
Sandalwood Distillate
Tayēr Aged Aquavit
Rosso Vermouth
Cedarwood Cordial


The Spice Capsule blends the rich full bodied notes of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve with base note of vetiver, dark walnut bitter, leather and tobacco.


The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve
Muyu Vetiver Gris
Oloroso Sherry
Raspberry Verjus
Black Walnut Bitters
Paychaud’s Bitters

Reactions went the gamut including horrified, amused, open mockery, cynical, and even some who seemed intrigued by the idea.

Ugh. Sadly, that wasn’t the only one who went straight to the rectal consumption angle. Thanks so much for that.

So what does ClashNation think about this new product?

Is it an outrage? Intriguing? A hilarious fail? Our omments are open. Have at ‘er, and let us know what you think.


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