Nose: Lively, oily, slightly peppery malt. Some creamy Danish Blue balanced by hints of citrus including lime and grapefruit squash.
Palate: Chocolate lime sweets and brandy butter. With water there's more allspice, dessert wine, barley malt and cured ham.
Finish: Oak, some subtle smoke, green apple skin and more chocolate limes.
Overall: A character-filled no age-statement release named in celebration of Glen Garioch's co-founders the Manson Brothers. But wait... wouldn't that make it either "Founders' Reserve" or "Founders Reserve"?! Pass the gun, David.