A deliciously satisfying dram.
To truly capture the essence of George Smith's vision, The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve has been created using the time-honoured distillation methods that he introduced so long ago. Made with water from the same crystal-clear mountain streams, in the same cold, pure airs of Glenlivet, The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve is as smooth and fruity as the whisky that first ran from the original copper pot stills back in 1824. Selecting whisky from a variety of traditional aged oak casks. Then, to lend a modern twist to the flavour of the expression, Master Distiller Alan Winchester has married together a selection of the aged oak casks and American first-fill oak casks. First-fill casks are those that have never before been used to mature whisky. In the process of making The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve, selective use of these casks provides a smooth, creamy sweetness that mingles harmoniously with the delicate flavours and complex fruity tones already present in the whisky. The result is an exceptionally well-balanced and smooth single malt. To the nose there are delicate aromas of citrus fruit, and the palate is sweet, with notes of oranges and pears, and hints of toffee apples and candy. The long, creamy, smooth finish makes this a deliciously satisfying dram.