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Founder’s Reserve launched in UK

The Glenlivet has launched its new permanent expression Founder’s Reserve in the UK, after first being unveiled in October last year.

Nikki Burgess, global brand director for The Glenlivet, said of the new whisky: “We are very excited about sharing Founder’s Reserve with discerning whisky drinkers around the world.

“The expression now sits alongside The Glenlivet 12 Year Old in our global range and adds a twist of creaminess to the classic The Glenlivet style, which we are confident will appeal to whisky fans who seek out The Glenlivet’s benchmark quality for single malt Scotch whisky.”

Continuing, Burgess pointed out the expression’s focus on the distillery’s past, saying “The Glenlivet has been the largest contributor to the growth in single malt over the last five years and we look forward to Founder’s Reserve rolling out around the world, as its exceptional taste and link to the distillery’s past are sure to help us continue our success in the future.”

Founder’s Reserve is a single malt Scotch whisky “of exceptional smoothness” according to the brand, designed as a nod to the distillery’s founder George Smith.

This expression is presented in a clear glass bottle with a Georgian blue carton, and features George Smith’s signature. There is also the inclusion of the new The Glenlivet signifier, featuring the Packhorse Bridge that crosses the River Livet.

Alan Winchester, master distiller for The Glenlivet, added: “It has been an absolute privilege to craft a whisky in tribute to the man whose talent, dedication and vision for creating the definitively smooth single malt has led to The Glenlivet style that we know and admire today. In marrying together a selection of traditional and first-fill American oak casks from our inventory, I have been able to craft a complex whisky in The Glenlivet style with a pronounced creaminess, sweetness and smoothness that I am sure George would have approved of.

“For me, the nose has delicate aromas of citrus fruit and the sweet palate imparts zesty orange and toffee notes alongside classic The Glenlivet pear flavours, which is followed by a long, creamy and smooth finish. I’m really eager to hear what our fans old and new think about our latest interpretation of The Glenlivet through Founder’s Reserve and look forward to tasting it with them at the distillery in the coming months.”

The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve is now available at the RRP of $42 (or local equivalent) in the UK and Germany, ahead of a wider roll out throughout the year.

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