Youkoso, Mr Glover


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.

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