Glenlivet Founder's Reserve
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Product Description

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.

Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 40%

In stock online


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£30.79 ex VAT

(£52.79 per litre)

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Tasting Notes

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.

Customer Reviews

3.5 (155 Reviews)

  • 2


    When an established distillery fills a whiskey into a really nice (!) flask, names it "Founder's Reserve", people would expect a matching quality. This drink does not meet those expectations at all. Raw, scratchy, metallic. The potential is there, but would have needed much more ageing. Overpositioning a product like this, and misleading customers by doing so will alienate fans from this otherwise quite palatable brand. Sorry.

  • 5

    Andy Kilgour.,

    Lovely,smooth tasty,warming.

  • 3


    3.5. Pleasant dram. Nothing overpowering. You can tell there is some young liquid in here particularly on the nose which carries a little too much alcohol. As with many NAS drams, improves with resting and maybe a bit of ice (shock horror!). Hilarious reading these reviews though. My favourite comments are: - "a good starting whisky", subtly boasting that the reviewer is a seasoned veteran with a highly tuned palate, more used to complex flavours - "there are better blends out there", well yeah... there are some incredible blends out there. - "tastes watered down", well yeah!...its bottled at 40% which means the distillery almost certainly (as with any 40% bottling) added purified water when bottling... watering it down. While I'm at it - please stop slating people for adding water or ice to their dram. Its great. Also - stop harping on about the peatiness coming from the water, its nonesense. Thank you please

  • 3


    I drink it and I like it. But it’s too short on the finish and missing half of the palate. It is a bottle of all of the elements I love about Glenlivet, but too fast and not enough. With no pause in between.

  • 3

    Rafa Echeverri,

    A nice way to enter the single malts world and not just on the price. This is a smooth, gentle and fresh whisky with sweet citric nose notes, specially orange. It has a soft creamy mouthfill and keeps the orange promise with a middle persistence, also apple and candy tastes can be noticed. The finish stays on the smooth range with a spicy touch. On a sunny day, at the beach or by the pool this bottle will work for everyone, specially the non initiated and that's what I guess is the focus of this expression.