The Glenlivet Founders Reserve, announced last October and due to be released this March, is a new single malt that has been almost 200 years in the making.
Created to honour the original vision of their pioneering founder George Smith, The Glenlivet Founders Reserve pays tribute to the uniquely smooth and fruity taste he first envisioned way back in 1824.
Distilled using the same time-honoured techniques introduced by George Smith himself, The Glenlivet Founders Reserve is drawn predominantly from a range of traditional aged oak casks.
So, what did I think?
Here are my tasting notes …
Tasting Notes – The Glenlivet Founders Reserve ( 40% )
A NAS (No Age Statement) single malt whisky.
Nose: Heavenly citrus aromas with a hint of apple and vanilla creaminess. Slight woodiness in there as well.
Palate: Light feeling on the tongue, very delicate. Gentle fruits with a little vanilla.
Finish: Hint of pepper and spice adds well to a creamy finish which is moderately long.
Overall: An impeccably smooth, light dram that’s not too heavy on the palate.
There seemed to be a lot of flavours akin to the 12 Year Old in this dram, so you can’t go wrong there! A very drinkable dram. In fact, the more I dram it, the more I wish the sample bottle was a little larger!
The Glenlivet is available to buy from these Whisky Merchants:-