Glen Garioch Founder's Reserve

70cl / 48%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glen Garioch Founder's Reserve
Web Exclusive Price £34.95 £29.13 ex VAT (£49.93 per litre)
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A top-quality packaging update (farewell, stags!) for this Founder's Reserve Glen Garioch which has been bottled at 48% and priced very sensibly. A very welcome return to form for a distillery with enormous potential.

Distillery Bottling


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Honey Honey
  • Malt Malt
  • Biscuits Biscuits
  • Oak Oak

Glen Garioch Founder's Reserve Reviews

17 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    28 May

    A bit disappointing. It's not as good as the 12-year-old. The flavours seem to lack any real development and finish overall. Drinkable, but maybe a touch young and immature.

  • 2
    26 February 2018

    Pleasant on the nose and the pallet but rough on the throat.

  • 4
    4 February 2018

    Quite subtle flavours, though a bit firey. Lovely long aftertaste.

  • 5
    1 January 2018


  • 2
    5 October 2017

    Heavy hitter alcohol wise. Full bodied but lacking smoothness. Overall pretty rough, better drinking to be had elsewhere

  • 5
    29 September 2017

    Excellent taste. Really enjoyed it.

  • 5
    24 February 2017

    One of my favourite malts. Better by far than the majority of more well known malts.

  • 1
    5 December 2016

    Dear lord is this bad. Toothpaste and to much wood bitter. Even after a week, off putting If you like immature hot spirits this is for you

  • 4
    12 October 2016

    An aromatic, well-balanced whisky that is easy to drink and appreciate. Also good value for the price.

  • 1
    10 August 2016

    nice percentage with 48% bottled, but thats about it, unappealing nose, even worse in mouth, thx but no thx

  • 5
    12 October 2015

    the beest malt for me.Smooth,not too heavy and perfect with a dribble of cold water.Makes the big controlled distillers look what they are.Pandering to everyones taste & consequently satisfying no one.Eat your heart out Glenmorangie/Fiddich & Livet.This is real malt as it should be.

  • 5
    22 June 2014

    Glen Garioch at their best, for me the best in their range

  • J.J. 3 March 2013

    Tastes a little young. The finish could be more smooth. That said, pretty good malt for the price. It reminds me of rye (dry and spicy), in a good way. Nose: alcohol vapors (!), then it reveals menthol followed by honey Palate: tinge of honey, followed by dry eucalyptus, nutmeg and peppermint Finish: vanilla, oak, and even some orange blossom peaks through, quickly followed by a dry pepper that gives a little too much bite. Overall rating: 7.5/10

  • Sam Snead 18 May 2011

    I have to agree with S. Bennetto. Love the whisky, but really wished they kept the Stagg!! So much tradition thrown away. Very sad to see.......

  • Eddie 22 April 2010

    I went to this distillery on my honeymoon 2 weeks ago and you can't go wrong with this brand. The 12 year old is amazingly good, but the Founder's Reserve is excellent as well. I highly recommend either.

  • S Bennetto 13 January 2010

    A shame they removed the stag from the labels when they revamped he bottles. A real loss if you ask me!

  • bobbie frey 14 October 2009

    Read: Glen Gaeriee. No age statement - it is 7-8yo. Waiting for a 12yo edition in years to come:)