Glenlivet Founder's Reserve, Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
The new entry level Single Malt for Glenlivet Distillery replacing the 12 year old. The Founder's Reserve embodies everything that is Glenlivet and looks back to its founder, George Smith.
- Region: Speyside
- Distillery: Glenlivet
- Age/Name: Founders Reserve
- Size: 70cl
- Strength: 40% ABV
- Bottled By: Distiller
- Chill-Filtered: Yes
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.