Glen Garioch Founder's Reserve Scotch
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Glen Garioch Founder's Reserve Scotch

Item # 04194 750mL
$59.96/ Single Bottle
$359.76/ Case of 6

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Tasting Notes

Pronounced "glen-geery" and back in full swing with the launch of founder's reserve, which is nothing short of perfection. Distinctive highland notes, such as heather, honey and spices. This is what true highland malt was, and should be today.

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A True Highland Malt

I am pleased to reintroduce you to one of Scotland’s oldest and most cherished distilleries, Glen Garioch (pronounced glen-geery). Located in Aberdeenshire, where perfect grain and exceptionally clean water are in abundance, Glen Garioch distillery is the entry point for a profound understanding of what true highland malt should taste like. The Founder’s Reserve is merely the beginning of what my favorite highland distillery will have to offer. One the nose, there are green apple, cream, cherry and distinct floral notes of heather that can only be found the best highland malts. A perfect flavor orgy between cherries, citrus fruits and heather make this a most desirable dram with a clean and gently spiced finish.

- DF

Astor's Glossary of Terms


As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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