With the introduction of the Founder’s Reserve, top-selling global single malt brand The Glenlivet pays tribute to its founder George Smith’s original vision to create the definitive smooth Speyside single malt.
The latest expression in The Glenlivet’s stable of premium whiskies, is one of exceptional quality – a modern classic that brings new life to the time-honoured and celebrated style of The Glenlivet. At its heart, Founder’s Reserve has that perfectly balanced classic fruity profile that underpins The Glenlivet. The intensely smooth taste profile lends itself to being an accessible Single Malt whisky. It can be drunk straight up, on the rocks or as a great mixer in cocktails.
‘Founder’s Reserve is The Glenlivet’s new entry level whisky, created for ambitious men who value style, taste and progress above all,’ says The Glenlivet brand manager, Eugene Lenford. ‘With Founder’s Reserve we pay tribute to George Smith, who created the Original Single Malt that has set the standard in taste and quality since 1824. It brings it all back to the Original. With the global move away from aged whiskies, we believe the time is right to introduce an un-aged entry level single malt whisky that will capture the palate of discerning men who love fine whisky. This is Founder’s Reserve,’ he declares.
Founder’s Reserve matches an unmistakably intense, creamy sweetness from maturation in first fill American oak casks, with an unprecedented smoothness. The result is the definitive expression of George Smith’s vision for The Glenlivet. With its delicate aromas of citrus fruit, notably sweet orange on the nose and sweet, fruit notes of zesty oranges and pears on the palate, with just a hint of candy or toffee apples and a long, creamy and smooth finish.