The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Launched in Malaysia
It's really a privilege to be part of Glenlivet Malaysia's Guardians circle albeit as part of the invited media, as I got to witness the launch of The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve first hand before it went public. Boasting the classic fruity flavours of The Glenlivet, this expression is the brand’s tribute to its founder George Smith’s original vision to craft the definitive, smooth single malt whisky. The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve in Malaysia is a new, permanent expression to the brand’s core range.
|The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Launched in Malaysia|
Staying true to The Glenlivet’s heritage, the Founder’s Reserve boasts the classic fruitiness that has come to define the exceptional quality of malt that was pioneered by George Smith. The Founder’s Reserve also journeyed through the same distilling methods used in 1824, in unique, wide lantern-shaped copper stills created by Smith himself almost 200 years ago.
|Darren Hosie, Regional Brand Ambassador and Mentoring Manager of Chivas Brothers, introduces the Founder's Reserve and brings attendees through the tasting of the Founder's Reserve|
In present day, Master Distiller Alan Winchester has brilliantly complemented the fruitiness of the Founder’s Reserve with the creaminess and sweetness from the addition of First Fill American oak casks. The result is an outstandingly well-balanced and smooth whisky from the distillery of the single malt that started it all; the very quality for which George Smith’s The Glenlivet was widely admired and appreciated in his day.
The Glenlivet Malaysia Brand Manager Benedict Yong adds, “As the Founder’s Reserve is an incredibly smooth single malt, we believe this new expression will become the new favourite for those who are new to single malts as they start their journey down the more complex flavours in the rest of The Glenlivet range of whiskies.”
|Presented in a clear glass bottle, used to reinforce the quality credentials of the liquid|
This exciting new single malt is presented in a clear glass bottle, used to reinforce the quality credentials of the liquid, highlighting its alluring, pale gold colour. The packaging is a fresh Georgian Blue in colour, with a look that feels both classic and contemporary.
For the same price as The Glenlivet 12 Year Old, The Founder’s Reserve will be available at selected bars and retail outlets nationwide.
|The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve|
The Glenlivet Guardians
The Guardians programme is a whisky community for the fans of The Glenlivet, with regular tasting events for both whisky connoisseurs and newbies alike. There are now close to 800 Guardians in Malaysia and is currently one of the country’s most active whisky communities.
To be a Guardian, do email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, check out The Glenlivet Malaysia Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/TheGlenlivetMY.