Glenlivet Founders Reserve. a good whisky for the price £20 @ Amazon
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Glenlivet Founders Reserve. a good whisky for the price £20 @ Amazon

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Found 21st Dec 2017
Not quite as good as the Glenlivet aged whisky, but a great taste none the less. Good value for £20 delivered.
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jezwillmar44 m ago

Just finished a bottle of this. Very nice. Heat added


You must be hammered!
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No idea how to put a deal on but I just bought a Bowmore 12 in Asda and that is it's official price just now if anybody else wants to put it on.
mcvay1 h, 11 m ago

No idea how to put a deal on but I just bought a Bowmore 12 in Asda and …No idea how to put a deal on but I just bought a Bowmore 12 in Asda and that is it's official price just now if anybody else wants to put it on.


Should have said £25
ordered. thanks.
Just bought from costco today at £19
Hmmm. Might go for this. Hot
£20.00 at Tesco
Just finished a bottle of this. Very nice. Heat added
Too bad this isn't nice. NAS
Not the best replacement for the 12 but perfectly drinkable especially at £20
Same quality as Grants. This is a disgrace to Glenlivet line-up.
Rys_Ochodzki2 h, 23 m ago

Same quality as Grants. This is a disgrace to Glenlivet line-up.


What have you been smoking? Yes, its not the old 12 YO, but its not bad. I bought it when it went down to £18 3 weeks ago at Amazon.
Edited by: "skdotcom" 21st Dec 2017
jezwillmar44 m ago

Just finished a bottle of this. Very nice. Heat added


You must be hammered!
nathan_fleming-109272547837 m ago

Not the best replacement for the 12 but perfectly drinkable especially at …Not the best replacement for the 12 but perfectly drinkable especially at £20


Totally agree. Not sure why this gets knocked so much. Acceptable malt and a decent price.
jbiscuit23 m ago

You must be hammered!


You must be a troll. It’s decent for 20 quid.
Edited by: "jezwillmar" 21st Dec 2017
I like watching people fight over whiskey, it's as if they don't realise people enjoy different things! E.g. I hate fish and I love Marmite, discuss.
Edited by: "shifty18" 21st Dec 2017
shifty186 m ago

I like watching people fight over whiskey, it's as if they don't realise …I like watching people fight over whiskey, it's as if they don't realise people enjoy different things! E.g. I hate fish and I love Marmite, discuss.


*Whisky it’s not Irish
It's a really poor whisky.
i wont buy this out of principle now, was a regular punter for the 12, now I could only get it when out of the UK. Chivas recently announced the return of the 12 to the UK market but for me, I have moved away to other single malts, this ship has sailed
kand4491708 h, 44 m ago

i wont buy this out of principle now, was a regular punter for the 12, now …i wont buy this out of principle now, was a regular punter for the 12, now I could only get it when out of the UK. Chivas recently announced the return of the 12 to the UK market but for me, I have moved away to other single malts, this ship has sailed


I sort of agree as the 12 used to be my staple. The upside is I drink a little less these days. These special reserves leave a bad taste. I work at the airport so get discounts but they only stock things like the masters reserve which is very over priced. I think they probably started these to sell to the Americans and then realised it's far more profitable.
cynikill3 h, 24 m ago

I sort of agree as the 12 used to be my staple. The upside is I drink a …I sort of agree as the 12 used to be my staple. The upside is I drink a little less these days. These special reserves leave a bad taste. I work at the airport so get discounts but they only stock things like the masters reserve which is very over priced. I think they probably started these to sell to the Americans and then realised it's far more profitable.


They ran out of aged spirit to satisfy global demand so prioritised the key markets - nothing more to it than that. The Glenlivet distillery has since been expanded so hopefully should make decent comeback in years to come.
Edited by: "Minmoz" 22nd Dec 2017
I've drank a few bottles of this and I'd say it's okay-ish for £20. I'd be happier to recommend if £17. It's not an aged malt rather a mixture and the flavour and after-kiss demonstrates this. So in summary if you're a casual whiskey drinker on a budget buy but if you prefer a quality malt then look elsewhere.
It's fairly unoffensive, drinkable stuff and at £20 the price is fair. Love the 15 year old french oak reserve Glenlivet do, but you are talking closer to £40 a bottle.
skdotcom21st Dec

What have you been smoking? Yes, its not the old 12 YO, but its not bad. I …What have you been smoking? Yes, its not the old 12 YO, but its not bad. I bought it when it went down to £18 3 weeks ago at Amazon.

The only thing I could recommend the FR is mixers/cocktails, but then - you can't really taste the whisky in these anyway, so cheaper popular blends are a better option. By the way, the young whisky they serve in Glenlivet distillery straight from the cask at the beginning of the distillery tour is significantly better than Founders Reserve.
FR clearly haven't found its market yet, as it's clearly not a replacement for 12yo (as they tried to explain) but a far inferior product, yet still marketed at around £25 price point. If someone asked me to price it to sell, I would make it £18 full price with frequent promotions reaching as low as £14 per 70cl bottle.
In the £20-25 price bracket there is many superior choices of single malt whisky (speyside and other styles).
Rys_Ochodzki7 h, 38 m ago

The only thing I could recommend the FR is mixers/cocktails, but then - …The only thing I could recommend the FR is mixers/cocktails, but then - you can't really taste the whisky in these anyway, so cheaper popular blends are a better option. By the way, the young whisky they serve in Glenlivet distillery straight from the cask at the beginning of the distillery tour is significantly better than Founders Reserve.FR clearly haven't found its market yet, as it's clearly not a replacement for 12yo (as they tried to explain) but a far inferior product, yet still marketed at around £25 price point. If someone asked me to price it to sell, I would make it £18 full price with frequent promotions reaching as low as £14 per 70cl bottle.In the £20-25 price bracket there is many superior choices of single malt whisky (speyside and other styles).


I haven't paid more than £18 for it myself. At this price point I prefer Johnny Walker black label which I bought for £15 on an Amazon deal. The only Glenlivet I normally drink is the 18 YO. but that's an entirely different proposition.
Still a pleasant malt IMO this is the price point I am happy to load up the whisky cupboard at. To me, a combination of flavours are the ticket because sometimes even an eighteen year old glenfiddich can get a bit boring 😁
I had a bottle of this from my brother in law instead of the usual bottle of Glenmorangie he normally buys me. A huge drop in quality from that stuff. All in all a disappointing drink. Worth taking a chance on at £20 though I guess as everyones tastes are different.
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