The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve - Code: 3627B
Founder’s Reserve is a permanent new addition to the core range, created as an homage to our Founder George Smith with his original style in mind. Founders Reserve features no age statement as would have been the case 200 years ago.
In the words of The Glenlivet’s Master Distiller, Allan Winchester, launching a non-age declared product means that "if I find a good cask young, I can use it – I can ‘play more tunes’ if you like. I can make use of first fill casks earlier in their life cycle, which makes the flavour more intense, and I can introduce more oak-type casks."
- Distilled in tall, slender lantern shaped copper pot stills, inspired by Smith’s original shape
- Aged in hand selected oak casks with selective use of American first fill oak casks
- Resulting in a refined whiskey with the celebrated fruitiness of The Glenlivet complemented by a smooth, creamy finish
At the heart of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is the perfectly balanced, smooth and fruity flavor profile that underpins the Glenlivet portfolio. A skillful selection of traditional oak casks, complemented by selective use of American first fill casks, gives Founder’s Reserve a distinct hint of creamy sweetness.
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.