Whisky Review/Tasting: Glenlivet 18 years

Nosing 03:38
Whisky .com reviews the Glenlivet 18 years. This Glenlivet is one of Horst favourite whiskies.

The nose:
Smoke, vanilla, sherry, oakiness, sweet, caramel
The taste:
Sherry, oakiness, nut, almond, no bittterness
The finish:

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Johnnie Black says:

Looks like it’s a winner.

Mike Rowsdower says:

This one sounds lovely. It would be a SLIGHT upgrade in price to what I’ve been buying, but after adding a Macallan to my collection, this is the one I will seek.

Char2D2 says:

this one is not for me, feels too gentle and the tastes are not as intense as i want in my dram

Philly Scorpio says:

It’s bad etiquette to stick your whole nose in the glass… then breathe extra hard out of your mouth.

Raster says:

Sounds great. I look forward to purchasing this bottle. Thanks for this review.

HybridEnergy says:

Why is the price difference so high on this one between the US? with the conversation rate of EU to US almost similar most whiskies cost the same but this one is 100 US and 60 EU? Seems to be the case. I picked up a explorer’s edition spice route 4 days ago flying internationally and I saw this 18 yr old Livet and thought the price was odd.

Chris Billington says:

I prefer the Glenlivet 15 French Oak cask to the 18. What do others think?

UNC Tarheels says:

5:24 gargle it Horst gargle it son !!!

cato says:

Great whisky indeed.

Gary Hilton says:

I bought this as my first “big buy” and remember it was amazing in its complexity..such an amazing dram for one taking that next step in to whisky… A definite buy. Thanks Horst

Foliage A says:

About 150 CDN in BC,Canada. 60 Euros about 90 CDN. Amazing what taxes and transport will do!!

Cesar from Brazil says:

I think Herr Luening favorite whiskys are:

Highland Park 30
Glenfarclas 25
Glendronach PX Vintage 1995 Cask Strenght
Talisker Distiller’s Edition
Macallan Ruby
Lagavulin 16
Glenlivet 18
Glendronach 18
Aberlour 18
Glen Garioch 15 Cask Strenght
Macallan 18 Sherry Cask
Glenfarclas 31 Port Cask

Anoni.mouse same says:

Amazing value and truly fantastic drink. After spending over 200 Eur on tasting a few dozens of Whiskeys , I bought a bottle of this and Auschentouchan 3 wood.

dimitar razhev says:

I look forward to your top 5

FuzzBass66 says:

Enjoying a dram of this right now, fantastic stuff. Excellent review as always.

S3V3N13TT3R5 says:

I have this at my local for $50 usd and the 12 year for $25, is this whisky worth spending twice as much, as in the complexity?

Dallas Bagley says:

“It’s heavier… Or move heavy… I’m no native speaker.” Lol. Love this Scotch, had some tonight. Incredible.

Rockdoc St Augustine says:

I received a bottle of this as a present for Christmas. I can’t wait to try it.

Michael Blum says:

I’ve enjoyed all of your posts on your vlog. You’ve provided a thorough education about all aspects of the distillation process and the many factors that influence the distillation. Your experiment with chill filtration, for example, was illuminating. The humor, common sense and love for scotch that you evidence really distinguishes all your posts. Really, you have a lot to say. Thank you for taking the time to say it in English.

samuelcast1 says:

What are your 5 favorite whiskies??????

Epi G says:

Amazing how much The Glenlivet has been from the 12 to the 15 and now the 18 for my tasting I will never drink the 12 and 15 again.  Or I should say I will never buy it again if a friend offers me a snort I will gladly take part.

Ray Kim says:

nice review! I’ve bought this one few days ago, and I’ve learned a lot from your video!!

Owen Davies says:

nice review

Jason Tubalado says:

what is your top 5 Mr. Leuning?

mastermattk says:

Could you compare this with Oban 14? I like both cause I think it’s similar. Does Oban seems to have more body?

Terje Huse says:

One of my favourites as well!

Beni 1993 says:

So what is your 5 favourite whiskey’s ? Mine is
Macallan ruby
Mortlach 18
Glenlivet 18
Balvenie 17 double wood.

Jon Doe says:

I’ll be having this for the first time this Christmas.

Robert Langdon says:

One of the most famous malts in the world. Glenlivet 12yo has a soft
smooth balance of sweet summer fruits and the floral notes of spring
flowers. The price is a bit extravagant but we can get over it if we buy
it from Duty Free! I generally use the site http://www.dutyfree.buzz/ to compare prices of different Duty Free stores online and grab the best deal

Theodore Tay says:


Great review Mr.Luening Horst Luening:)
I do enjoy your reviews very much and look forward to your opinion. On a side note, I am curious as to the microphone which you use. Would it be possible for you to share how does it project even the gargling of your whiskey please? Thank you:)

Kevin Biebaut says:

You can find it in Belgium around € 50. And boy, I am happy about it. The love for this bottle is indescribable.

Toto San says:

Just bought it for 36 euros !! It’s amazing !

eric gilbert says:

Every scotch drinker has a soft spot for one of the big four.

Christopher Varnava says:

hot spirit horrible terrible review

Leif Bäckman Lindqvist says:

Can’t wait to hear your top 5 🙂

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