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- Age: 18 years
- Distilled/Bottled: Released in 2016
- ABV: 48.6%
- Cask(s): 34.999% Longmorn American oak ex-sherry casks/ a teaspoon of Glen Garioch Spanish oak ex-sherry butt/ 65% Hanyu single refill ex-sherry hogshead.
- Chill Filtration: Unknown
- Coloring Added: Unknown
- Outturn: 1448 Bottles
About ‘The Glover’: (A video about Blake Glover is posted below)
“It’s not often you find a man with a resplendent moustache gracing a bottle of whisky these days, which is a great shame. The fellow in question is Thomas Blake Glover. He left Scotland when he was young to head to Japan as a merchant. He started up the company Glover and Co, built a home in Nagasaki, and eventually rose to become a hugely important figure in the industrialisation of Japan. He had a fascination and association with various samurai clans, which led to the nickname ‘Scottish Samurai’ within Scotland. In 1908 he became the first foreigner to receive the Order of the Rising Sun. The link between this man and whisky? Well, Alex Bruce, who is the Managing Director of independent bottler Adelphi, is the great-great grandson of the Earl of Elgin, who signed the first treaty of Trade and Amity between the two countries in 1858.” –Malt Review.com
“David Moore, an Asia veteran in the drinks sector, is one of those behind the Glover whiskies, which are produced for his outfit by independent whisky bottler Adelphi’s managing director Alex Bruce. Adelphi “blended mature whisky from Longmorn and Glen Garioch distilleries in Scotland with exceptionally rare whisky from the legendary Hanyu distillery (a legendary closed distillery) in Japan to create” these different releases. “There are only a handful of Hanyu casks left in the world,” said Moore in a prepared statement. “For the Glover, Alex has worked his magic with this highly sought-after whisky to hone and perfect a beautifully balanced and sublimely satisfying dram.” – The Whisky Wash.com
Tasting Notes: Coming soon…
About Adelphi: “We exist to identify the very small number of casks that have produced the ultimate whiskies. The criteria for selection include rarity and maturity, but above all flavour.
Adelphi whiskies are both rare and sought-after – these very special casks are so rare that, on average, Adelphi accepts a mere 4% that it is offered. Each single cask of whisky matures its contents very differently, imparting its own character to the whisky it holds and, as a result, there are never two Adelphis quite the same. This allows the true and unadulterated flavours of the whisky to remain locked in, until released into the glass – with each bottling limited, by the size of the cask to between 100 and 700 bottles. Identifying only the very best casks allows us to offer a range of styles and regions with our panel of professional ‘noses’ chaired by world authority on Scotch whisky and Master of the Quaich, Charles MacLean.” -Adelphi Website
Video #1: “Thomas Blake Glover: A Scottish merchant who played a key role in the industrialization of Japan- Documentary”
Video #2: Ralfy Interviews Alex Bruce, the brains behind Adelphi (Via:RalfyStuff)