Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve matured in American first-fill American casks for the biggest part and was dedicated to the early beginnings of the distillery. The Glenlivet was the first distillery in the Speyside that was officially licensed. It is operating since 1814 and is one of the biggest Malt Whisky producers by now.

The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve matured in American first-fill American casks for the biggest part and was dedicated to the early beginnings of the distillery. The Glenlivet was the first distillery in the Speyside that was officially licensed. It is operating since 1814 and is one of the biggest Malt Whisky producers by now.

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10747
Glenlivet
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
First fill American oak
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 16 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Vanilla:
Pear:
Caramel:
Apple:
Lemon:
Malt:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Cake:
Green Apple:
Honey:
Peat Smoke:
Tropical Fruit:
Cherry:
Grass:
Heather:
Nuts:
Oak:
Almonds:
Barley:
Cinnamon:
Coconut:
Grape:
Hay:
Oil:
Peach:
Spices:
Tasting
Fruit:
Sweet:
Pear:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Orange:
Nuts:
Malt:
Oil:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Spices:
Green Apple:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Almonds:
Banana:
Cake:
Caramel:
Chili:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Hay:
Honey:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Sherry:
Herb:
Finish
Nuts:
Oil:
Oak:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Cake:
Caramel:
Almonds:
Apple:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Hay:
Heather:
Iodine:
Mint:
Pear:
Plum:
Sherry:
Maritime Notes:

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Tasting Notes 16

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05. May 2015
Nosing:
Pears, oranges, citrus, vanilla, caramel, fruity
Taste:
Metallic, oak
Finish:
Long

Nosing:
Citrus fruits, particularly notes of sweet orange
Taste:
Sweet and fruity with oranges and pears. Balanced and smooth with slight flavors of glazed apples
Finish:
Long, soft and creamy

13. Jun 2018
Nosing: Apple Pear Grass Caramel
Sweet and fruity. Apples and pears predominantly. A vegetal component a bit like grass, can't quite put my finger on it. Creamy.

Taste: Sweet Apple Pear Malt
Very sweet arrival, almost sickly. Fruity throughout, develops into a malty cereal flavour.

Finish: Fruit
Medium length. Mixed fruitiness.

Comment:
Grabbed a bottle of this when it was on offer at the local supermarket. The nose is just fine, but the rest of it shows that its a bit young, even by NAS whiskey standards. It is far too sweet on the palate for my tastes, and while this might make it relatively easy to drink it isn't terribly interesting. The finish is ok, but I wouldn't go much further than that. It is however a value proposition, I'm pretty sure it was around £25 when I got it, so to be honest I can't be that upset. Wouldn't pay the full retail for it though. I'm generally a fan of Glenlivet, even some of their non age statement releases, this one's worth a miss though.
18. Jun 2017
Nosing: Fruit Fruit Fruit Vanilla Vanilla Orange Orange Green Apple :Lemon greenapple:

Taste: Alcohol Green Apple Sweet Oak Orange Spices

Finish: Sweet Oil Peat Smoke Spices

Comment:
25. Jun 2018
Nosing:
vanilla, alcohol
Taste:
vanilla, alcohol
Finish:
Short on character, but long on sweetness
Comment:
Very young tasting. Has some promise, but needs some time in the barrel.
01. Mar 2019
Nosing: Sweet Caramel Pear Vanilla Oak

Taste: Fruit Malt Sweet Almonds

Finish: Moderate

Comment: A sweet drop, like a toffee vanilla cake topped with fresh citrus fruit. Oak, almond and malt come through on the finish. Unfortunately it is a young underdeveloped whisky with an unpleasant metallic taste.
alexgol296
27. Dec 2015
Nosing: oranges, citrus, vanilla, caramel

Taste:some spicy

Finish: bit of oak

Comment: very poor
Nosing: Fruit Tropical Fruit Vanilla Cake

Taste: Fruit Sweet Vanilla Alcohol

Finish: Sweet Fruit

Comment:
SuperDrams
10. Dec 2015
Nosing: Coconut Pear Orange Barley

Taste: Fruit Pear Oak

Finish: Long

Comment: Well worth the modest price tag
MarcoNap
13. Jan 2016
Nosing:
Orange, vanilla, caramel, pear
Taste:
Oak, pear
Finish:

Comment: