In 1824, George Smith established his distillery in the remote and wild location of Glenlivet. Here, he found the perfect conditions to craft the definitive single malt whisky. Through this timeless primeval, valley run the icy waters of the river Livet. It’s name, “smooth flowing one” in Gaelic, reflects the Glenlivet’s beautifully rich and elegant flavours.
George Smith, the founder of the Glenlivet Distillery, in 1824, was the first to produce a whisky of such exceptional quality that it was soon widely acknowledged to be how a malt whisky should taste and rightfully earned the name “The Glenlivet”. The Glenlivet founder’s reserve brings new life to the time-honoured and celebrated style of the Glenlivet.
At the heart of the Glenlivet is its classic fruitiness, the result of the unique, wide, lantern-shaped stills favoured by George Smith for the Glenlivet founders reserve, this fruitiness, is brilliantly complemented by selective use of American first fill casks, creating a malt of exceptional smoothness, the very quality for which George Smith’s The Glenlivet was widely admired and appreciated in his day.
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: Delicate aromas of citrus fruit, notably sweet orange
Palate: Sweet, fruit notes of zesty oranges and pears, with a hint of candy, toffee apples, well-balanced and exceptionally smooth
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*Info taken from bottle