Adelphi found its way into the corridors of power yesterday when a motion was lodged in the Scottish Parliament to welcome The Glover.
Strengthening cultural links through the medium of outstanding whisky –
Sláinte & Kampai!
More info: The Glover Scottish-Japanese Fusion Whisky
Following simultaneous launches in Aberdeen and Tokyo on Monday 26th October, we’re proud and delighted to unveil two very rare and unique whiskies, commissoned to celebrate the remarkable life of Thomas Blake Glover.
Born in Fraserburgh in 1838, Thomas Blake Glover went on to become a towering figure in the industrial development of Japan in the 19th century. The remarkable cultural and commercial achievments of the ‘Scottish Samurai’ are well recognised in Japan, but far less so in his native Scotland.
These commemorative whiskies have been created to celebrate the bonds, forged by Glover, that still exist between Scotland and Japan, bonds that have become ever stronger in recent years through a shared passion for producing – and enjoying – extraordinary whiskies.
The Glover 22yr old is a one-off bottling, selected and blended from just 3 single casks distilled at Hanyu Distillery Japan, and Longmorn and Glen Garioch distilleries in Scotland. Limited to just 390 bottles worldwide
The Glover 14yr old is a limited batch release of just 1500 bottles, blended from Scotch and Japanese malt whiskies.
Both will be available from mid-November from Adelphi stockists.
For more information: http://www.thegloverwhisky.com
The highly respected Scottish Field Whisky Challenge (which we won a few years ago with a very memorable Adelphi 27 year old Dailuaine) now has a Distillery Visitor Experience of the Year competition.
If you’ve already been to visit us at Glenbeg, please consider voting. If you haven’t, it’s a great excuse to come and see us.
Voting is open until the 21st of September.
We’re delighted to report that our internationally-admired Glenrothes 2007 bottling recently won the Independent Bottlers Challenge at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival in Dufftown. Many thanks to those who voted – we’re just sorry we don’t have more to give you!
There’s already a sense of “belonging” in the lower dunnage warehouse at Ardnamurchan. That’s not to say that we spend all day and night in there, but that the mould is spreading out across the floor and up the walls, and the smell that has attracted Scottish angels for centuries is already pervading the cool, damp air…
Nearly 500 casks are now lined up, all of them full of Ardnamurchan spirit, each an individual piece in our maturation jigsaw.
We’ve picked out 2 to compare to the New Make Spirit, and the results are already quite extraordinary:
From left to right: Ardnamurchan new make spirit (July 2014); Ardnamurchan spirit, 1st fill Bourbon barrel 7 ½ months old; Ardnamurchan spirit, 1st fill Sherry hogshead (PX) 5 months old.
Maturation observations – March 2015 (by sight and nose)
Ardnamurchan new spirit, unpeated July 2014
nose: malt (Shreddies); coarse brown sugar and cream; hard pears; acacia honey
Ardnamurchan spirit, 1st fill Bourbon barrel no. 2, filled end July 2014, Age 7 ½ months
colour: pale gold
nose: heather honey; lemon meringue pie; quince; brown sugar
Ardnamurchan spirit, 1st fill Sherry hogshead (PX) no. 237, filled October 2014, Age 5 months
colour: strong Camomile tea
nose: heather honey; prunes; juicy sultanas; cola cubes; Christmas ham