Review: The Glenlivet Founder’s ReserveJanuary 4th, 2011
As promised, this is the first of a series of weekday reviews throughout the month of January.
A special bottling to celebrate a major distillery expansion in 2010. So nice to see this whisky bottled at cask strength and not chill-filtered. Silky smooth, velvety texture. Creamy sweet foundation of vanilla fudge and caramel coated almond. Plenty of fruit too (golden raisin, honeyed peach, ripe nectarine, hint of banana bread). Richly textured, good weight (but not cloying), and the flavors combine seamlessly. A celebratory whisky indeed.
Advanced Malt Advocate rating: 92