The Glenlivet

Founder's Reserve

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 127
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Brand: The Glenlivet
Expression: Founder's Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2015
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Opens with herbal honey, malt, barley and hints of under-ripe banana. Citrus emerges along with white liquorice and vanilla.
Palate: A little under powered and straightforward with herbal honey, barley and vanilla oak. Nutty coffee on the middle with a touch of apricot and under-ripe banana.
Finish: Medium length finish with lingering barley and honey.
Comment: It’s pleasant enough in an unassuming way. Although it does fill out on the palate I would have liked to have seen it bottled at 43 or 46%.
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Vanilla custard, wet slate, green plums and very milky chocolate.
Palate: Sweet, syrupy peach juice, with an underlying apple and cinnamon note.
Finish: Lingering liquorice and a little spirit.
Comment: Not a great deal going on here. Some bite, but never really sinks its teeth in.
Visit the distillery
Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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