Hail George Smith!
Whisky has enjoyed unparalleled popularity in recent decades. To meet a growing palate for Scotland’s finest spirits, The Glenlivet has chosen to expand its house style by adding more creaminess and sweetness into what’s been named the Founder’s Reserve. At the heart of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is the perfectly balanced, smooth and fruity flavour profile that underpins The Glenlivet portfolio. It is skilfully complemented with a creaminess and sweetness from the addition of First Fill American oak casks. Crafted by Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, the Founder’s Reserve does not reflect an age statement, prompted by the Glenlivet’s success story around the world.As you already know, the brand was established in Ballindalloch on the scenic Livet Glen by George Smith in 1824. The first distillery in the famed Speyside region to be granted a distilling license under the Parliamentary Excise Act, it is now one of Scotland’s largest makers with an annual production of 10 million litres. Today, The Glenlivet is the world’s No.1 single malt Scotch whisky including in the USA, the world’s largest malt whisky market. The Glenlivet is also the biggest contributor to the volume growth of the single malt category worldwide, adding more than any other single malt whisky brand over the last five years. As the single malt that started it all, The Glenlivet is committed to continuing its legacy for crafting single malt whiskies of outstanding quality and has led innovation within single malt in recent years. The result is an exceptionally well-balanced and smooth single malt. On the nose there are delicate aromas of citrus fruit, while the palate is sweet, with notes of oranges and pears, and hints of toffee apples and candy. The long, creamy, smooth finish makes this a deliciously satisfying expression. The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve continues to impress and attract a host of young connoisseurs.