The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 40%
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The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve
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Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand The Glenlivet
Style Single Malt Whisky

Glenlivet Founder's

First revealed towards the end of 2014, the Founder's Reserve single malt Scotch whisky is now available in the UK and will be replacing The Glenlivet 12 year old in many of the mature markets despite initial indications that it would sit beside it, broadening the entry-level options. Named in tribute to distillery founder George Smith, it's packaged in Georgian blue.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Some dates then what at first appears to be a touch of salinity, but is better described as a slightly sharp plum and apricot wine note. There's orange zest, toffee, hints of struck match and chocolate raisins, but before this starts to sound 'Sherried' there's also pear drops, a dusting of sweet cinnamon, honeysuckle and sweet pea.

Palate Fruity, then sweet, more toffee, a touch of anise, then into milk chocolate Flakes, banoffee pie and apple turnovers.

Finish Creamy toffee to the fore now, a little oak and sweet barley sugar warmth too. Milk chocolate raisins linger.

Overall Perhaps a little sweet, but it would work well with ice where the sweetness would be slightly suppressed - and before you shudder with disgust, Alan Winchester said that he liked his with a little ice sometimes too. And if it's good enough for the Master Distiller...

Winner of 7 spirit awards

Gold
Gold
Single Malt No Age Statement - 2020
International Spirits Challenge
Gold
Gold
Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2019
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver
Silver
Distillers Single Malts - Speyside - No Age - 2018
International Spirits Challenge
Gold
Gold
Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2017
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold
Gold
Speyside No Age Statement - 2015
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

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Reviews for The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve
Great entry level scotch
It’s a good entry level scotch, definitely a must for anyone who is trying to get into whisky or scotch specifically. I’d probably avoid drinking it ‘on the rocks’ as the main review might suggest trying as would water it down to much in my opinion. A nice all rounder for the price.
Adam , United Kingdom
5 months ago
smooth and creamy
Smooth creamy and easy to drink. Not as good as the harsher yet taster 12.
Phil B , New Zealand
one year ago
Ideal when you’re already past your best and your tastebuds are dead
Pretty average. Especially compared to the 12 and 15. Peach, banana and cream but the finish is so thin.
Matt , United Kingdom
one year ago
JF
Agree that it's on the sweet but it is not cloyingly so, overall a nice dram.
James Frame , United Kingdom
one year ago
Above average light enjoyable
A bit of an ethanol taste for the first sip. Then it changes to a more fruity and sweet taste. It finishes of with a creamy smooth vanilla after taste.
To make it considerably more complex, enjoy it with a dark chocolate. Suddenly, you have strong hints of liquorice and raisins. Generally light and enjoyable.
K W L , South Africa
one year ago
enjoyable and affordable
IGNORE the negative reviews from the Whisky snobs. Smooth, easy drinking, yes not complex, but completely pleasant. The best in this price point that I've had.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Very nice
dont think Glen12 or 15 here but instead something different. Yet very pleasant smooth, nothing over powering at all and certainly lives on the lighter side but just the right amount of everything. Good taste and good slight aftertaste. Very nice.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
this one is below on the whisky list
pretty basic whisky.
its just vanilla, citrus, bit of orange nose.
smooth and typical spicy whisky finish.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Recommend!
Love the aroma, and has a robust palate.
My favourite Single Malt Scotch Whisky!
Dan D , Canada
2 years ago
Excellent at the price.
I think this whisky has improved over time. I bought a bottle when it was first introduced, I was very unimpressed. I bought again yesterday and I get better vibes. A lovely smooth, sweet dram. Very approachable and straightforward. If you tried this five or six years ago, give it another try. You might just be surprised. I certainly will.
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago