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The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

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The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve

Brand
The Glenlivet
Expression
Founder's Reserve
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Region
Speyside
Website
www.theglenlivet.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

81
Nose
Opens with herbal honey, malt, barley and hints of under-ripe banana. Citrus emerges along with white liquorice and vanilla.
Palate
A little under powered and straightforward with herbal honey, barley and vanilla oak. Nutty coffee on the middle with a touch of apricot and under-ripe banana.
Finish
Medium length finish with lingering barley and honey.
Comment
It's pleasant enough in an unassuming way. Although it does fill out on the palate I would have liked to have seen it bottled at 43 or 46%.

Neil Ridley

72
Nose
Vanilla custard, wet slate, green plums and very milky chocolate.
Palate
Sweet, syrupy peach juice, with an underlying apple and cinnamon note.
Finish
Lingering liquorice and a little spirit.
Comment
Not a great deal going on here. Some bite, but never really sinks its teeth in.
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