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.

135 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    30 May

    Surprisingly smooth and rich.

  • 3
    25 January

    Definitely not as nice as the 12-year-old variety. There's an alcohol harshness I'm not used to in Glenlivet, so I would not recommended it neat.

  • 5
    12 January

    It smells and tastes like toffeed-pears, a combination which I'd never even thought of in dessert but which works so well!

  • 4
    30 December 2018

    Enjoying this Scotch after a long day of working around our home. My wife cooked a great dinner and we are now relaxing. Very smooth feel in my mouth and I like the slight hint of caramel in the taste. One of my favorites for a casual evening.

  • 5
    22 December 2018

    Real whiskey drinkers will know its worth. Excellent aroma, taste and after finish. If you think this is bitter you should see an ENT specialist.

  • 3
    14 December 2018

    Decently good single. Quite fesh and fruity on nose and palate. Nose becomes chocolaty and vanilla as it oxidises. Palate is a bit sharp and toffee becomes evident. Aftertaste is somewhat dull and there is a light note of smoke.

  • 2
    11 December 2018

    First scotch, wasn’t sure what to expect. Found the smell pleasant and initial flavor good, but that degrades into something I didn’t like. This one will likely sit on my shelf for some time until I figure out what to do with it.

  • 5
    19 November 2018

    I wanted to try something different. I'm pleasantly surprised. Great smooth taste. Good price.

  • 5
    14 November 2018

    Great classic scotch whisky taste, very smooth and delicious.

  • 3
    14 November 2018

    Bitterness runs right through the middle starting on the second glass. Couldn’t drink neat or with a splash of water, had to be on the rocks or mixed with ginger ale. The first was better by the second I notice the bitterness in the middle of the whole drink.

  • 4
    3 November 2018

    Tried last night. Way better than what I was expecting. Suprisingly rich

  • 4
    26 October 2018

    This was the first Scotch that I tried and I quite enjoyed it, especially the nose, which reminded me of my grandparents attic in which they stored walnuts. I would reccomend this whisky to someone who isn't looking for intense, challenging flavours.

  • 2
    23 October 2018

    Does this mean I can be a shill for Founder's Reserve and write unlimited great comments? I'm confused. This NAS stuff isn't good for this price, when there are plenty of 12 year single malts, similarly priced...

  • 5
    21 October 2018

    For only $29 this scotch is delicious and smooth. Not the best scotch compared to the more expensive ones but for the price it's an amazing steal.

  • 5
    5 October 2018

    I'm normally a peated soul but occasionally I will go on the Glenmorangie Original route or this. For the money it's a pleasant dram at the right price. It's as smooth for me as a triple distilled grain. If you are new to scotch and not wanting to go for the heavy hitters like the Port Askaig 100 proof or the Loch Lomand Inch Murrin then this is definitely a great introduction to the pleasures that single malts can bring. Great every day scotch without the burden of a heavy price tag. Had a lot worse.

  • 3
    11 September 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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 2018

    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.

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