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Taste Adelphi's Rare Japanese-Scottish Whisky 'The Glover'


We had such a great time with Alex Bruce, Managing Director of independent bottler Adelphi and their burgeoning Ardnamurchan Distillery, last year that we’ve invited him back for a very special tasting in March.

Just prior to Alex’s last visit to the Oak Barrel, Adelphi announced something very special – something that Alex would field many questions about during that visit – The Glover.

A fusion of Japanese and Scotch whiskies, the announcement of The Glover generated headlines and opinions around the world. It’s billed as the first ever Japanese-Scotch blend. Even more fascinating was the story behind the releases and the hoops the team at Adelphi had to jump through to turn dream into reality.

We’re delighted that Alex Bruce will be back in Sydney to present the two variants of The Glover – the 14 Year Old and the 22 Year Old – alongside four new single casks released as part of this year’s outturn (including Bowmore and Clynelish).

Tickets are strictly limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Due to the limited quantities of The Glover releases and the single casks worldwide, we will not be able to add more tickets or hold more sessions.


Named after Thomas Blake Glover, who played a pivotal role in Japanese-British trade relations in the late 1800s, there are two variations of this release. Both have been vatted from malt whisky distilled in Scotland and Japan.

The Glover 14 Year Old 44.3%

Limited to 1,500 bottles and non-chill filtered, the distillery make-up of this is a secret. Likely to retail for around $290.

The Glover 22 Year Old 53.1%

Limited to 390 hand-numbered bottles worldwide, this is a vatting from three single casks. 65% comes from the Japanese Hanyu distillery (and we know how rare aged Japanese stock is currently), 35% is from the Longmorn distillery and a 1% dashing is from Glen Garioch (Glover’s home distillery). This is likely to retail for $2,500+.


Caol Ila 2003 Adelphi Single Cask 58.1%
Clynelish 1997 Adelphi Single Cask 53.1%
Bowmore 1996 Adelphi Single Cask 59.1%
Limerick Slaney 1991 Adelphi Irish Single Cask 59%
The Glover 14-Year-Old 44.3%
The Glover 22-Year-Old 53.1%

WHO: Alex Bruce of Adelphi
WHEN: Tuesday 1 March, 2016
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney
                                                                                     THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

The Oak Barrel reserves the right to change whiskies on taste without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.


Scott Fitzsimons