Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glenlivet Founder's Reserve
Web Exclusive Price £34.25 £28.54 ex VAT (£48.93 per litre)
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The opening salvo of the Glenlivet range, named in honour of the distillery's founder, George Smith. It's classic Glenlivet, with a creamy and fruity character bolstered by the use of first-fill American oak to mature some of the whisky.
Distillery Bottling


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Grass Grass
  • Pear Pear
  • Apple Apple
  • Toffee Toffee

Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Very clean and fresh, with notes of grass, freshly cut apples and pear drops, enriched by a rich toffee character. Slight floral note, with menthol and custard-tart notes.

    Palate: The gentle fruitiness continues on to the palate, with pear the dominant note, accompanied by a refreshing mintiness. Very soft texture and mouthfeel with no rough edges. Easy to drink.

    Finish: Soft, fruity and whistle-clean.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    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.

120 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    10 days ago

    Not the worst scotch I've had. I was enticed by the Founder's Reserve aspect and bought the bottle on a whim. It was relatively inexpensive ($26). If you want a better flavor for slightly more, just grab yourself a Glenlivet 12 year.

  • 4
    1 September

    Super whisky, currently avalible at around £20 a bottle. Its a steal if you can get it at this price. Easy drinking and one of my current favourites.

  • 4
    21 August

    It’s actually a great scotch for the value, it does have a brighter feel at 1st sip but it’s smooth and like any other fine single malt whiskies it has a bold but subtle finish. The guys that are giving low reviews just aren’t scotch drinkers and probably mix theirs with cola or something bizzare as such. Cheers fellas!

  • 4
    18 August

    Reading these reviews is a roller coaster ride. This is fine for its price point. Not going to rush to buy it again but it's not the vile beast many are making it out to be.

  • 5
    10 August

    I have only tried Scotch a couple times in my life (I'm only 29 years old) and when I saw this for the price I figured I would give it another try, and I am happy that I did. I am now a huge fan of scotch and of Glenlivet – the taste is very smooth, there's a very slight sweetness to it and doesn't burn going down. My dad (he's 70 years old) loves Scotch and after he tried it he went out and bought two bottles for himself. I highly recommend this for anybody who is interested in trying Scotch or wants to add a great bottle to their collection.

  • 5
    9 August

    Few flavors one after another in your mouth. Actually pretty good. I liked it although I love the smokey ones. This one is not smokey at all and still a pleasure.

  • 1
    29 July

    Worst whiskey ever had. Picked up in duty free on a offer. Unable to finish.

  • 5
    28 July

    Smooth, great tasting and a superb finish. One of my favorites and its price is definitely lower than the taste of this scotch.

  • 5
    16 June

    I really liked the smoothness and flavor. It is a very good supper and I will buy it again.

  • 5
    15 June

    My first single-malt scotch, picked precisely because it was the "most affordable" (i.e. cheapest) one on the shelf, and now my wife and I are both scotch drinkers because of it. Really smooth, with a lovely scent of caramel (or toffee). Love this stuff.

  • 3
    12 June

    Better for mixing than "scotch".

  • 4
    11 June

    Smooth and easy to drink; Great value.

  • 4
    7 June

    Delicate and light. Definitely not for everyone but it goes down very very easily. Not awfully scotch-y though. I personally really like it.

  • 1
    31 May

    Not even going to finish the bottle. I'll let the Mrs mix it with Pepsi. There are much much better malt and blended whiskies at the price.

  • 1
    30 May

    The Glenlivet 12 year old has always been one of my favourite whiskies and I thought the 'Founder's Reserve' would be a variant of this much-loved malt. How wrong I was - tasteless with no redeeming features whatsoever. To be fair, I've not enjoyed any NAS malts from any other brand leaders so Glenlivet aren't alone. From now on I'll pay the extra or just stick with US or Irish whiskey.

  • 1
    28 April

    The bottle came in a gift box with a Glenlivet glass. The glass is nice.

  • 4
    20 April

    Lovely malt for a decent price, fantastic for those long summer evenings ahead

  • 5
    20 April

    Reading the reviews, people seem to love this or hate it. It’s really a matter of what your looking for. I like variety. This is a great addition to my cabinet. It is mild, no smoke and no bite. It’s best with a solitaire (spring or distilled) ice cube. Flavor is good - malty and a little sweet. Good spring or summer scotch. It’s not a mixer (like sewers or J&B) as some of the negative reviews say. Great scotch for the price.

  • 4
    15 April

    Taste is unique to every individual and it's impossible for any "expert" to hold forth on Scotch for the benefit of anyone else. If you enjoy a Scotch, then drink it. It's useless to advise anyone else when the taste of anyone else is unique to them only. I enjoy Glenlivet you may feel differently.

  • 1
    28 March

    This is the most mundane, boring, uneventful single malt I've ever tasted. Bought on impulse without reading any reviews. Mistake. I, like many before me, was enticed by the "Founders Reserve" claim. This is scotch flavored water. No scratch that...this fat free scotch flavored water. Don't buy this.

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