The Glenlivet. If the single malt whisky from the nearly two centuries old Scottish distiller is not conversation starter, I bet its The Glenlivet Capsule Collection would. In fact, it has caused somewhat of a furor for reason a mortal like me cannot comprehend.
The Glenlivet Capsule Collection is exactly what it says it is. It is whisky packed in edible capsule made out of seaweed. It may be capsule, but there’s no brewing involved like its non-alcoholic counterpart.
All you have to do is pop one into your mouth and puncture it with your teeth, and voila, whisky will come gushing into your mouth. No glass required. Basically, it is tide pod that is actually edible and for grown ups, but obviously, this won’t kill you.
Also, with the alcohol beverage in capsule, you are force to have it neat. No rocks, no stirring. Speaking of stirring, it did however created quite a stir among whisky fans. Like I have said, I do not understand what’s the fuss. Yes. It is whisky (or cocktail) in capsule. So what? It is just that.
Who knows? This may be the future when it becomes taboo to use even glassware. Not ice though. We will probably get a ton of “free ice” outside in some regions because, climate change. But that’s not the point. The point is, it could be the future.
However, The Glenlivet assures the angry mob that it isn’t (the future). The Glenlivet Capsule Collection is a limited London Cocktail Week release and it is not available elsewhere.
So, whisky lovers calm down. It is not the future after all – that’s until glasses are banned (which it won’t, probably).
Images: Twitter (@TheGlenlivet).