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The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

70cl Volume

The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

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When George Smith founded the Glenlivet Distillery in 1824, his whiskeys had no indication of age. Alan Whinchester, now Glenlivet's Master Distiller, wanted to pay homage to the founder of the distillery with this Single Malt, without any indication of age, who created the reference whiskey of Speyside.

Whinchester used the same ingredients and distillation methods introduced by George Smith: pure mountain spring water; selection of the best Scottish malts; original copper stills, tall and narrow to give refinement and elegance to the whisky; aged oak barrels and first-fill American oak barrels carefully selected according to their aromas.

As Alan Whinchester himself states, quality is the golden rule of Glenlivet Distillery.

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Technical sheet

Category:Whisky (Spirits)
Producer: The Glenlivet Distillery
Volume: 70cl Other volumes
200ml, 1L and 75cl
Alcohol Vol.: 40%
Country: Scotland
Type Of Whisky: Single Malt

Description of The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

TASTING NOTE:

  • Colour: Light gold.
  • Aroma: delicate aromas of citrus fruits, green apple, cut grass, vanilla and flowers.
  • Taste: Sweet palate, with notes of oranges and pears, sweet notes of caramelized apples and a long, creamy and smooth finish. There are also light spicy and woody notes.

PRODUCER: The Glenlivet Distillery]

COUNTRY: Scotland

SPECIAL PRODUCTION: The barrels to be matured are carefully selected. Matured in aged oak barrels and first filled American oak barrels.

ALCOHOL: 40% vol.

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The Producer

The Glenlivet Distillery

The Glenlivet Distillery

The Glenlivet's story begins in the isolated Livet Valley, where George Smith was illegally distilling his whisky before he even got his licence in 1824. Since then, this Speyside producer has grown to become one of the world's best-selling single malt brands. At the heart of the company's whisky range are products that are famous to lovers of the genre, such as The Glenlivet 12 Years and The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve.

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Awards

2015 Gold Medal - Speyside No Age - The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)2015 - Silver Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition2016 Silver Medal - San Francisco World and Spirits2017 Gold Medal - Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - International Wine & Spirit Competition2018 Silver Medal - Distillers Single Malts Speyside No Age - International Spirits Challenge2018 Silver Medal - Speyside No Age - The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

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4.5/5

A soft and deep malt.
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The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

4 /5

- The exceptional character of The Glenlivet spirit is apparent even before the cask ageing process begins, a result of the unique lantern shaped pot stills we use at The Glenlivet. For The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve, skilful selection of casks enhances the signature fruity flavours of The Glenlivet with traditional oak casks being complemented by selective use of American first-fill casks to give a hint of creamy sweetness - creating an exceptionally well-balanced and smooth malt.
- Colour: Pale gold.
- Nose: Delicate aromas of citrus fruit, notably sweet orange.
- Palate: Sweet, fruit notes of zesty oranges and pears, with a hint of candy, toffee apples. Well-balanced and exceptionally smooth.
- Finish: Long, creamy and smooth.
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4 /5

FOUNDER’S RESERVE - A NEW BENCHMARK IN SINGLE MALT BY THE GLENLIVET
The Glenlivet has announced the arrival of Founder’s Reserve in the UK and Germany. Unveiled in October 2014, Founder’s Reserve is a new, permanent benchmark expression in the brand’s core range that has been created as the ultimate tribute to founder George Smith’s original vision to craft the most definitive, smooth single malt Scotch whisky.

With Founder’s Reserve, The Glenlivet’s perfectly-balanced and fruity house style is skilfully complemented with a creaminess and sweetness from the addition of First Fill American oak casks. The result is a single malt Scotch whisky of exceptional smoothness; the very quality for which George Smith’s The Glenlivet was widely admired and appreciated for in his day.

This expression is presented in a clear glass bottle that draws attention to the quality of the pale gold whisky inside. The Georgian Blue carton is both classic and contemporary in style and features George Smith’s signature, which provides stand-out appeal on shelf and honours Smith’s original style of whisky. Inclusion of the new The Glenlivet signifier, featuring the Packhorse Bridge that crosses the River Livet, appears on both the bottle cartouche and on the lid of the carton, demonstrating the brand’s rich provenance as ‘the single malt that started it all’.
“ The Glenlivet has been the largest contributor to the growth in single malt over the last five years and we look forward to Founder’s Reserve rolling out around the world, as its exceptional taste and link to the distillery’s past are sure to help us continue our success over the next ten years and beyond. ”
Nikki Burgess, Global Brand Director for The Glenlivet
“ For me, the nose has delicate aromas of citrus fruit and the sweet palate imparts zesty orange and toffee notes alongside classic The Glenlivet pear flavours, which is followed by long, creamy and smooth finish. I’m really eager to hear what our fans old and new think about our latest interpretation of The Glenlivet through Founder’s Reserve and look forward to tasting it with them at the distillery in the coming months. ”
Alan Winchester, Master Distiller for The Glenlivet
Tasting notes The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve:
Color: Pale gold. 
Nose: Delicate aromas of citrus fruit, notably sweet orange.
Palate: Sweet, fruit notes of zesty oranges and pears, with a hint of candy, toffee apples. Well-balanced and exceptionally smooth.
Finish: Long, creamy and smooth.
Craft facts:
The exceptional character of The Glenlivet spirit is apparent even before the cask ageing process begins, a result of the unique lantern shaped pot stills we use at The Glenlivet. For The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve, skilful selection of casks enhances the signature fruity flavours of The Glenlivet with traditional oak casks being complemented by selective use of American first-fill casks to give a hint of creamy sweetness – creating an exceptionally well-balanced and smooth malt.
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The Glenlivet Founders Reserve

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TASTING NOTES

COLOR
Pale gold.
TO ROME
Delicate aromas of citrus, with notes of sweet orange.
FLAVOR
Sweet, with notes of fruits like oranges and pears with a hint of caramel and apples
caramelized. Well balanced and exceptionally smooth.
ALCOHOLIC: 40
PRODUCTION AREA: Speyside, Scotland
COMPETITION: Fine Macallan, Glenfiddich 12.
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