- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Glenlivet Founder's Reserve
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.53 points
- fresh and fruity but pretty flat
- - 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 ...
light, fresh, flowery, fruity (lemon, pear), young character recognizable
sweet and malty, vanilla, light sherry, strong development of spice on the tongue
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)
- 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.
- 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