Which Tesco was this? Thanks
Which Tesco was this? Thanks
Finished mine off last night and won't be buying another. It's not a disaster but it's just "meh"....
Nice enough for what you pay. There are better deals. Every NAS bought means more of the age statemented bliss for those that care. Plenty of NAS whiskies are good anyway. Plenty of age statemented ones are overpriced or bland.
Not a deal in my opinion always around this price
It has to be three years minimum to be called whiskey
Always around the £20 mark. I think it was £20.60 in Costco this month.
I disagree....it is not worth £38..not even £28. it is just an entry level, easy drinking, non-complex 12 year old single malt.
Seems pricey for an average entry level dram. Not been available for a while so no idea if this is a good price, not voting either way
Things go up in price, inflation. Also if demand exceeds supply then prices go up. This is a standard price really for a 12 year old malt.
Yep. It used to reguylarly be £22 and occasionally £20. I introduce the no age statement Founders Edition blue box at that price point and stick the 12 year up a bit!
Take it off production for couple of years and then re-introduce, mark the RRP up by ??% Brilliant Diageo
Very easy drinking. I would buy this again at this price. It used to hover around £32 every now and then. Wonder if this is national?
Yep. Shame it's so expensive.
Nice pick. I'm a scotch fan but that Rittenhouse is a beast isn't it?!
She is also no happy I'm trying to make the empties double up as Xmas decorations now as well
Haha no problem - happy to help! The other great thing about Amazon OOS items is they don't actually charge you till just before it's sent out - happy days, slainte! (y) 8)
Doh !! Of course there is a wait. I'm Ordering one . Thanks Joolt that's another one I owe you a big thank you for. (party) (angel) ;) (highfive)
Fairly average whisky with nothing really going for it. Tends to be one I get gifted a lot as it’s always on a deal
@Spookytooth73 ya favourite
Lol, I did pretty much the same. Brought back 2 bottles of 12yo from the USA last year. Was shocked they had it. Then saw it in Scotland last month and realised they are bringing it back... I'm just glad they are selling it again, was/is one of my favourite lower priced whiskys
I didn’t mind it. It’s decent for a NAS whisky, and you can usually get it for £20-£22 which is great considering it’s from The Glenlivet. ‘However the entry-level Founder’s Reserve has proven a success for the group, selling around 280,000 cases a year.’ Here’s an article which talks about the 12’s disappearance. https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/latest-news/15943/the-glenlivet-12-will-return-in-three-years/
Popular because it was good though, or popular because there was no longer a 12yr I wonder? I personally didn’t enjoy it.
The Founders Reserve is super popular, they expanded the distillery so production of the 12 was stopped in the UK for 3 years and replaced by the No Age Statement as it was a stop gap for the 12. But every distillery has a NAS whisky now.
Great to see this back, traded up to the 15 Yr which is excellent, founders was too acidic for me. Have some heat!
Seemingly expired. All back up to normal price AFTER having been discounted... Great deal OP!!(highfive)
Might be worth to check what price they scan at the checkout. Some shops never changed shelf labels but they scan at reduced price anyway.
None left at my local ASDA in Gateshead, definitely had them at that price but all sold out.
My Asda in Kimnel bay loads but still £40
One glenlivet 15, one diurach left on shelf at harlow asda.
For a bit more, there are better whiskies on sale at M&S until Jan 30 as mentioned in other threads.
Johnnie Walker Black is available on amazon for £20 for Prime members only though I think. If you can get it, go for that over this any day of the week!
cheap yes, nice no. There are better whiskys out there for the same price.
I love the 15 French reserve Only discovered that due to it being £17 in Tesco at the time. Being a non whiskey drinker, I only bought 4 bottles In the days after that I realised the dangers of HUKD
nasty stuff, I would honestly rather drink Bells! have a full bottle of this in my cupboard, reserved for my neighbour who likes whiskey and lemonade
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
I am in the Philippines and looking at a bottle of the 12. For about £25....has it been discontinued.....is it worth picking up?
Often this price. Very good whisky for the price though so Heat from me
Tempted as my stockpile from tesco at £23 is just about gone. I am a fan of it
and £36 at Asda
Even less if you've got nectar points to spend ;)
It has replaced it in the UK. They still make the 12 but it is now only really available overseas. Such a shame.
@narstar did this really replace the 12?! Founder's Reserve is a poor imitation. Glenlivet 12 is a proper single malt, while this is a soft blend with no personality.
As you say, each to their own.
Each to their own. But IMO this is horrible compared to the Glenlivet 12 that it has replaced.
Same price at most retailers, not a deal really...
I was checking out some of my collection at the weekend and noticed a worrying trend. A lot of the big brands are launching what appear to be premium products e.g. This, macallan gold, etc. etc. but they no longer show an age. It seems likely they are bottling at 6 years to save money and just branding it as premium.
I can see it at £20 but not £18
Showing as £29.99 for me.
this is listed at £29.99!!
Not the best in the range but for £20 well worth it
Even that's a bit of a stretch...
Specifically it's whisky, not whiskey
Good discount, heat.
Specifically it's the Glenlivet Founders Reserve. Same price at Morrisons and Amazon.
Seriously, no one spotted the movie reference?
Tasting Notes: Nose: Very distinctive, clean, oaky peatiness. This character is in the background throughout. Palate: Flowery. Fudgy. Toffeeish. Nutty. Very soft, restrained, spiciness. Then toasty and peaty. Finish: Firm, clean (almost crisp), peatiness. Then long, very soft, spicy and remarkably warming. (Tasting Notes by Whisky Magazine) Who thinks this terminology stuff up. I guess I'm a heathen To me you either like it or not. If a whisky tasted of flowers, toast and peat, I'd be thinking there's something really wrong here. Anyway, this whisky is lovely and great price too. this ham sandwich I'm eating, has a very distinctive haminess character. steve
Costco have them for £24 instore if you have a card, but this is a great price for a decent whisky, you hardly ever see it below £25 or indeed any whisky
There can be only one Oh yes
£22.50 at coop with NUS Extra.
Basic single malt, basic and decent price. I prefer the Glenlivet 12 though.
Heat added, great deal with the glasses too, one of my top whiskies! (y)
Deal or no deal?
Horrible whisky AND expensive. To quote Alexi Sayle, "Absolutely Icebox!"
whisky is usually £20-25 (currently £18) glasses worth max £8, rather cold me thinks.
£38 delivered here https://www.thewhiskyworld.com/whisky-c7/scotch-whisky-c3/single-malt-whisky-c4/speyside-c17/glenlivet-founders-reserve-2-glasses-gift-pack-p216 Still steep for the glasses, given the whisky is currently £18
£21 for a couple of glasses? Seems a bit steep.
Don't confuse this with The Glenlivet 10/12 year old that used to be about. They started putting this stuff out a while ago without any age on the bottle. Nowhere near as good and not worth the money. Not when you can pick up Jura or Talisker for around 20 at the moment.
Not good whisky, not worth it even at this price imo
it's okay, not very good though.... Tastes like watered down glenlivet 12yo with less flavour. Still, it will make a decent gift as it's easy to drink, however, I wouldn't give it to a whisky connoisseur
It's quite rough.
Shows 20 for prime
Smells great. In the mouth, ok. Finish, a little too harsh. It’s Glenlivet’s most basic single malt. Go for a singleton instead for almost the same price.
£20 is overpriced considering some of the super markets own label single malts from mystery distillerys are cheaper and superior.
I bought this off the Amazon deal last week. The best I can say is that it is ok for the price. It comes in a nicely present box and wrapping and the bottle looks classy. The actual whisky is smooth, unpeated, but tends towards being bland. I wouldn't buy again.
I saw this advertised on a huge railway billboard this morning. Maybe Glenlivet want to make this the mass market bottle of choice this Xmas. The 15 is really nice if you see it for £30ish BTW
Spend an extra £2 and buy a bottle of Aberlour 10 year old.. (y)
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