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.

Details about this bottle Edit
10752
Glenlivet
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
First fill American oak
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 59 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Pear:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Apple:
Herbs:
Green Apple:
Lemon:
Malt:
Alcohol:
Cake:
Honey:
Peat Smoke:
Tropical Fruit:
Oak:
Cherry:
Grass:
Heather:
Nuts:
Floral:
Almonds:
Barley:
Cinnamon:
Coconut:
Spices:
Grape:
Hay:
Oil:
Peach:
Tasting
Fruit:
Sweet:
Pear:
Zitrus:
Nuts:
Malt:
Oil:
Apple:
Oak:
Spices:
Orange:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Vanilla:
Green Apple:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Herb:
Almonds:
Banana:
Cake:
Chili:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Ginger:
Hay:
Honey:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Sherry:
Finish
Nuts:
Oil:
Oak:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Cake:
Almonds:
Apple:
Pear:
Chili:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Hay:
Iodine:
Mint:
Plum:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:

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2.9 Rate
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Tasting Notes 59

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22. Apr 2015
05. Jul 2015
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

24. Feb 2019
30. May 2015
07. Jun 2015
13. Jun 2018
Nosing: Apfel Birne Gras Karamell
Sweet and fruity. Apples and pears predominantly. A vegetal component a bit like grass, can't quite put my finger on it. Creamy.

Taste: Süße Apfel Birne Malz
Very sweet arrival, almost sickly. Fruity throughout, develops into a malty cereal flavour.

Finish: Früchte
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.
15. Jun 2019
08. Sep 2015