Created to celebrate the life and achievements of the “Scottish Samurai” Thomas Blake Glover, the latest release sees a little more sherry cask influence than in previous bottlings.
Adelphi’s managing director and master blender Alex Bruce described the whisky with his tasting notes, he said: “The colour of copper gold with a moderate bead, this is initially slightly dusty (like an old oak cabinet), with fruity notes emerging: orange zest, lime marmalade, strawberry Chewits, physalis, soft Manuka honey, tangerines and fresh grapes all accompanied by violin bow ‘rosin’.
“Both mouth filling and teeth coating (waxy), it’s initially tangy with decadent marzipan and milk chocolate leading to a very well balanced finish warmed by a hint of fresh pepper and the slightest hint of distant smoke.”
An 18-years-old blend with an abv of 49.2%, only 1406 bottles have been produced with a recommended retailing price of around £145.
The whisky brand takes its name from Thomas Blake Glover, nicknamed the Scottish Samurai because of the profound impact he had on the modernisation of Japan in the 19th century.
Mr Glover was the first foreigner to receive the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese Emperor in recognition of his many achievements.
The new release follows on the heels of the third version which was launched in the second half of last year, selling out immediately.