Originally Posted by Newkophile
...I did enjoy the spicier quality of the G15 and found it more to my liking than the G18 (43%), surprising in that I find that I generally prefer single malts with a higher ABV. The class certainly had a positive influence on a few of the attendees who astonished me by purchasing afterwards a few bottles of the G18, priced at $100 at this TW&L. And I agree that at that price point, there are quite a few single malts that I would rather go for, especially in that I have discovered that I tend to prefer sherry finishes and/or some degree of peat, components that are lacking in the Glenlivet.
I like that you went with your tastes and didn't do what I suspect some of the other attendees may have done, of buying by price, assuming that if it's more expensive, it must be better.
I'd still like to explore the Glenlivet's a bit more, although I guess that applies to all scotches for that matter.