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Glenlivet 'Founder's Reserve 1824'

(55.6%, OB, NAS, 1824 Bts., 2010)
Average Score: 86
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryGlenlivet
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameGlenlivet
Bottling NameFounder's Reserve 1824
Alcohol By Volume55.6%
Bottles1824
Issued2010
Average Score86


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin89
Robert Karlsson88
Konstantin Grigoriadis84
Ho-cheng Yao84
Rich Howard84
David Wankel82
Keith Wood90
Oliver Klimek85
Ralf Mitchell87


Retired Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel83


WhiskyFun Review
http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivedecember10-1.html#121210


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonSweet sweet vanilla. Buttery, oily. Thick. Dominant, ever so slightly berried and quite lovely. Complete vanilla domination. But quite perfect I'd say. If you're into that buttery thick kind. Good one. Not at all complex in my book but that does not matter.
Rich Howardsweet strawberry creme, egg custard, and i'm even getting traces of hard-boiled eggs. definite egg-y undercurrents with this one. very brisk, the nose prickle begins immediately, with time, some vanilla starts to emerge. the palate is quite brisk as well. one sip, and the tip of my tongue went a bit numb. plenty of alcohol-infused fruit here as well, but also a bit egg-y like the nose. with water, the nose is still very much on egg custard, with plenty of light fruit notes, and that hint of egg yolk is still there. summary: an egg custard dram with layers of fruit. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: Rich dark cork or even dark oak. - Nose: Some initial suggestion of toasted vanilla and coconut but the toasted effect fades quickly to leave a fruitiness with vanilla, bramble, blueberry and some aged oak. A light nuttiness develops after 5-6 minutes. - Palate: A peppery nuttiness initially prevails which suggests green peppercorns and hazelnuts, then comes a rich and complex mixture of fruits which is very luxurious on the palate. - Finish: Very long, very rich and very nice. - Overall Impression: I want more of this "Great" from The Glenlivet!