The launch of new single malt, The Glenlivet’s Founder reserve had everything needed to make a perfect evening of literature and music. The Founder’s Reserve is a new addition to the family of The Glenlivet single malts. Alex Robertson, Brand Ambassador of Glenlivet’s gave us brief introduction and history about the Glenlivet and led the tasting of Founder’s reserve.
The new whisky has been crafted by Alan Winchester, the Master Distiller at The Glenlivet, and is designed to pay homage to the style of whisky created by the distillery’s founder George Smith. It has been matured predominantly in first-fill American oak ex-bourbon casks.
Let ‘s go back in time.The Glenlivet distillery is located in the Speyside region, close to the town of Ballindalloch in the scenic Livet Glen from which it takes its name. As mentioned the distillery was founded in 1824 by George Smith, whose signature still appears on the labels and packaging. It was the first distillery in the Speyside region granted a distilling license under the Parliamentary Excise Act, which was brought in one year earlier. Glenlivet is now one of Scotland’s largest distilleries with an annual production of 10 million litres and is currently owned by Pernod Ricard, who took control in 2001.
It is the most popular single malt in the USA, where it has been number one since the 1970s, and this market accounts for nearly 50% of all sales of The Glenlivet.
The launch was preceded by book reading session by Vikram Sheth to epitomize the new product’s philosophy.
We were introduced to Glen Livet Founder’s Reserve,18 YO,12 YO. I liked the Glenlivet Founder’s reserve it is pale, golden yellow in color and the Nose is fresh, vibrant and delicate aromas of citrus fruits and lots of vanilla in the background.The palate is fresh and vigorous with a hint of green apple and pear. It is well balanced. Finish is long, creamy and exceptionally smooth.
Later on The Glenlivet Legacy tasting followed by Dinner that was carefully crafted by the Chef.
The Founder’s Reserve is a new age expression in the range of The Glenlivet single malt. It was wonderful soirée with Love, Laughter and lots of Whisky.