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Review #93 The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve: Scotch

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Score: 7.2 / 10

Distillery: The Glenlivet

Type: Single Malt Scotch


This release has now officially replaced the old 10yr statement. A very sad occurrence that is becoming more common in all whisky's throughout the world as we have addressed many time on our podcast. Well, here I am. I miss the old 10 yr, so let's see what we got here. Can it compare? Is it mostly the same? These questions will be answered right now..... on Po It Up!


Well, it can't. Spoiler before the review, this is still a decent expression for the price, but it is downgraded for sure. Would I still drink it? Sure. However, knowing the history it's hard to be satisfied an fully get behind this. I will be moving on from this to the other aged Glenlivet's, which I really do still enjoy! After all, this is still one of the most iconic and best whisky brands. I love these scotches.


Whiskey Review:


Nose: Honey, dark chocolate, mild ethanol, orange rind scents with a touch of granulated sugar sweetness


Palate: Honeycomb, many floral scents mix on the palate. I also get a grape jam on white toast. (Like an IHOP breakfast)


Finish: The ethanol starts to heat up and go away from the mildness of the nosing. Subtle Mezcal and tequila notes, a nice grape candy (think Pez candy)


Score: 7.2


Scale:

S+ Sensational - The Pinnacle (9.5+)

A - AXEceptional (astounding) (9-9.5)

B - bravo (step aBove average) (8-8.9)

C - competent (7-7.9)

D - disappointing (6-6.9)

F - flush it down the toilet (fail) (5.9 below)


Notes: Availability? Common. Overall this isn't too bad, but again I'm disappointed from the previous quality of the aged expression. I might just reach for another similar priced scotch that still sports a reasonable age statement if I want to stay in that range.


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