The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$41.99
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Size750mL Proof80 (40% ABV)
This new release pays homage to the distillery’s founder, George Smith, who set out to create the smoothest of all whiskies. It’s aged in first fill American oak casks for an intensely smooth, creamy finish.

This product is available in: CA, FL, IL, MN, NH, NY, ND, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.

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About The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky

During the early 19th century, illegal distilleries were commonplace throughout the Speyside region of Scotland. In 1823, however, Alexander Gordon pushed the Excise Act of 1823 through Parliament. The Excise Act allowed illegal distillers throughout Scotland to apply for and obtain licenses to legally distill spirits. In 1824, a businessman named George Smith applied for one of the first licenses in the Speyside region of Scotland and opened the doors to The Glenlivet Distillery. For nearly two centuries,The Glenlivet Distillery has been producing the "single malt whisky that started it all."

The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made using barley sourced from Crisp Maltings, Portgordon (Portgordon is a village in Moray, Scotland). After the barley has been malted and mashed, it is fermented in wooden washbacks for approximately two days. The wooden washbacks used by The Glenlivet are more difficult and expensive to maintain as compared to the stainless steel washbacks used by most Scottish distilleries, but impart a distinctive, floral quality to the whisky.

After the barley has been fermented, it is distilled twice — first through The Glenlivet’s wash still, and then again through The Glenlivet’s spirits still. Originally designed by George Smith, the copper-pot stills have a unique, lantern-like shape, which encourages contact between the whisky and the copper. The copper strips the whisky of any impurities it may have, and provides for a lighter and more pure flavor profile.

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is a tribute to George Smith’s original vision to craft the definitive, smooth Speyside malt whisky. Crafted by current master distiller Alan Winchester, the whisky has been aged predominantly in first-fill American oak ex-bourbon casks.

As a result, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve has a pale gold color with bright notes of blood orange and burnt sugar on the nose. The palate transitions to flavors of pear, rock candy and caramel apples before finishing with notes of toffee, peanuts and honey. Easygoing yet full of flavor, The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is sure to be equally delicious for both connoisseurs and those just discovering whisky.

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About Scotch

Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)


Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.


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Pale gold color with bright notes of blood orange and burnt sugar on the nose. The palate transitions to flavors of pear, rock candy and caramel apples before finishing with notes of toffee, peanuts and honey.
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