Review #753 – The Glenlivet Founders Reserve

Review #753 | /r/Scotch Review #252 – The Glenlivet Founders Reserve

The Schtick: This is a NAS expression from The Glenlivet that features a small portion of single malt that has been matured in first fill American oak. It is artificially colored.

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Distiller: The Glenlivet (Speyside)

Bottler: The Glenlivet

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample

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Nose: Apples, honey, vanilla, light caramel, very faint oak.

Taste: Thin, no heat. Not super bold – light and prominently features apples, faint leather, honey, some astringency and vanilla.

Finish: Short, mostly vanilla and apple here. Some faint bitterness.

Overall: Not super complex, but there were some characteristics I didn’t super enjoy. Astringency in the palate, while light, was disappointing given the proof. Faint bitterness in the finish was also undesirable as well. That said, though, this is a nice light dram that doesn’t require much thought and seems well suited for the warmer weather Wisconsin has been plagued with lately.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4

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