Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
LPCK 0285
Added on
03 jul 2016 1:23 pm by rb854

Average value

€ 27.40

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Whisky reviews for Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

6 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 75.56 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    - officially the new successor to the 12er as a new entry
    in the standard range in the supermarket
    - noticeably much younger and comes to the
    Quality of the 12 year not ran
    - nevertheless a pleasant and tasty lighter
    Whisky to drink without thinking ...
    • Nose
      light, fresh, flowery, fruity (lemon, pear), young character recognizable
    • Taste
      sweet and malty, vanilla, light sherry, strong development of spice on the tongue
    • Finish
      slight short finish, slightly more burning;
      warming medium-long aftertaste, becoming dry, here a slight alcohol note comes to the fore (presumably due to the younger age)

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  3. mr_pyka scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    fresh and fruity but pretty flat

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    I am having some more of this and to be honest I have been harsh in my scoring, I still would not pay £30-£35 for it but my score is going up to 77 points.

    I can appreciate why some may like this as it is quite light and easily sippable but if you want complexity this may not cut it for you.

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    I have steered clear in this price range and stuck with the 10 year Glenmorangie as a cheap session dram but tried this tonight. It tastes like it is 6-8 years old and is almost in cheap blend territory when you consider the fullness of the palate on this one. It is on special at the moment in many UK supermarkets for £20-£22 and you are not getting ripped off at that price are you, but at £30 - £35 I would put my money to better use when it is not on special offer.

    This whisky just sums up NAS and if this is a prima facia example of NAS then you can keep it, an unexciting single malt.

    Bottle code LPCL 1111 70cl
    • Nose
      67 67
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      70 70

  7. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      73 73

  8. wbarchive_378685 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83


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