The first Glover 18 year old was launched in August 2016 after the success of the highly acclaimed 22 year old and 14 year old whiskies.
In his tasting notes, Charlie MacLean described it:
Ripe corn – sunshine. Good beading. Light nose prickle. Richly fruity – ripe pear, juicy red apples, cherries, orange juice – on a base of vanilla sponge, spread with strawberry jam and whipped cream. A drop of water introduces fondant. A sweet overall taste, with chocolate and coconut (Bounty Bar). Water introduces ripe pineapple and Szechuan pepper (both spicy and mouth-cooling). Parma violets in the development. Multi-facetted and exotic.”
This fusion of Scotch and Japanese malt whiskies was a limited batch release of 1,448 bottles.