The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

The Glenlivet

Founder's Reserve

(0.75l, 40%)


6.7/10
Price:
$49.99
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An homage to Scotch.
 
In 1824 George Smith made a daring move and got a license to legally produce single malt Whisky. Needless to say the neighboring smugglers weren’t all too happy about it, so for protection he had to carry not one, but two guns at all times. Imagine that!
 
Released in 2014, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve has been matured in first fill American oak. This wood gives it a spicy vanilla kick. The “founder” refers to George Smith, who gained his distilling license in 1824, and from that the legend of The Glenlivet was born. This expression of the World-renowned malt pays homage to the history of Glenlivet as well as the future. It has the typical Glenlivet fruity notes but is also packed full of caramel sweetness. The result is smooth and creamy, a very fine malt to dedicate to a very important man.

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  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    The Glenlivet
  • Age
    NAS

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caramel
vanilla
banana
apple
honey
pear
herbs
dried fruit
spicy
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Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most single malts are matured longer).

Tasting Notes

Tasting notes
 
Appearance / Color
Amber Gold
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Dried fruit such as raisins as well as fresh, ripe apples and pears
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Syrupy sweetness, toffee and caramel, tied together with more apple and a touch of banana, oozing with ripe juice and a hint of vanilla spice
 
Finish
The vanilla lasts and is accompanied by toffee and caramel

Flavor spiral
Caramel, vanilla, honey, apple, banana, dried fruit, pear, raisin and herbs
Ratings & Reviews
Dejan
Dejan,
Decent
Edward
Edward,
Corking :)
anonymous
anonymous,
Harsh young and nothing like the old classic smooth 12 years. But for the money in sale it's not that bad and it still had got some of the fruit and nice flavours.
Kaleb
Kaleb,
My favorite
anonymous
anonymous,
smooth and fruity easy to drink i love the long lasting taste of raisins at the end
anonymous
anonymous,
New one for me. A little harsh at first but smoother as the ice melts.
anonymous
anonymous,
Eh, it was ok. Nothing to write home about
Mark
Mark,
Bear with me; I've been a whiskey fan for some time but my palette is quite uneducated. The thing I can connect to in relation to the above description is the syrupy sweetness. It is smooth to the end with very little bite. I was not all that impressed.
anonymous
anonymous,
Fruit, sinaasappel, appel, peer
anonymous
anonymous,
Too young. Lacks depth and complexity.
anonymous
anonymous,
I havenĀ“t tasted it but would like to comment one thing ... I see a trend that several whiskies, at least several NAS, is more and more sweet. STOP THAT!
Cheyne
Cheyne,
Very sweet, but not in a bad way. Velvety maple notes with dried fruits. One to enjoy with some friends.
anonymous
anonymous,
Very young and metallic and relies too much on the Glenlivet signature.
Nathan
Nathan,
Smooth!
Andy
Andy,
Goes down too easy!
Jamie
Jamie,
Sweet and tasty.
Gregory
Gregory,
Nice finish
Charles
Charles,
Smooth and complex. Rich vanilla and caramel.
anonymous
anonymous,
Soft, smooth.
Thomas
Thomas,
Terrific sipping scotch!
Niall
Niall,
Sorry just didn't get this one
Gary
Gary,
Amazing.
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