The Glenlivet re-introduces the world to its founder, George Smith, with the US release of Founder’s Reserve, a new permanent expression in the brand’s core range.
Founder’s Reserve is a tribute to George Smith’s original vision to craft the definitive, smooth single malt whisky, the company says.
The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve has been created using the time-honored distillation methods that he introduced almost 200 years ago, according to the company. In the early 1800’s the whisky category was produced without age statements, and distillers like Smith selected the liquid from a variety of aged casks. The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve replicates this freedom of choice.
Selective use of casks helped provide a smooth, creamy sweetness that mingles pleasantly with the subtle flavors and complex fruity tones already present in this single malt, the company says. To the nose there are delicate aromas of citrus fruit, and the palate is sweet, with notes of oranges and pears, and hints of toffee apples and candy, with a creamy, smooth finish.
The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve can be enjoyed neat, with either a splash of water or an ice cube added to taste. This expression will be available at selected retailers at a suggested price of $44.99.