Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
LPCJ 0126
Added on
09 Feb 2015 10:27 am by z-imaging

Average value

€ 32.67

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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

72 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.21 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Very fruity, slightly artificial, a little on gummy bears or jelly fruits, vanilla and only a little oak at the end
    Mouth: Very sweet, but also somehow bitter, strange. I think it's quite young with oak on it.
    Finish: Very harsh, almost bitter, strange.

  2. robain scored this whisky 76 points Moderator

    • Nose
      80 80
      hay, oat, gas, corn, alcoholic
    • Taste
      76 76
      subtle taste, some vanilla, dry hay,
    • Finish
      77 77
      Very short to nothing.

  3. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Prima whisky for the summer, as an aperitif, and not too expensive. Although there is hardly any depth, the flavors are interesting.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Aromatic, first sweet (pear, vanilla, banana) then lemon and sour apple.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Light and thin, but tasty. Just a little bit of vanilla and apple and green banana, but quickly to bitter and peppery citrus. Little depth.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Minimal, bitter citrus lingers. Also a bit of green banana.

  4. Punktar scored this whisky 63 points Connoisseur

    The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve has disappointed me. I've recently tried a Founder`s Reserve from Balvenie - I was probably a little biased and had presented me at the naming much more ... But for beginners, so to drank away may`s go.
    • Nose
      65 65
      First fruity. Then it seems somehow artificial. Rather like fruity - perfumed. And otherwise I find nothing there. Well, the fifth time maybe smell some vanilla, but maybe also imagination.
    • Taste
      65 65
      First, this fruitiness, then only alcohol. This is a little bit and does not change on the second sip. I would like to describe something more, but there is nothing.
    • Finish
      60 60
      Actually only alcohol, medium.

  5. Opeth83 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Weak, flat, malt whisky. Nose is ok, but taste and finish are very thin, flat and short.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      55 55
    • Finish
      55 55

  6. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      71 71

  7. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Soft whisky, soft price. Good aperitif.
    • Nose
      Very flat and nothing giving away, but that's only for what my nose concerns.
    • Taste
      A lot spicier than expected. There's a light young freshness and some sweetness but it hasn't enough body and it's far too watery despite the spicy start.
    • Finish
      Short finish.

  8. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      59 59

  9. Jeig scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Subtle nose, no alcoholic note. Palate is pungent, fresh oak, spices, green fruits. Finish is bitter sweet, short finish. Rather too young for drinking neat, but could be a good mixer.

  10. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Pleasantly sweet, vanilla, but somehow thin and still hot. Short finish.
    Drinkable, without other positive characteristics.


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