My Glaser experience has been:
Orangerie ($30, 375 ml bottle)
Peat Monster ($40)
Prices in USD.
Peat Monster was OK, but I'd rather have Laphroaig QC or 10CS for a few dollars more.
Eleuthera was superb. Subtly smoky, a bit of spice, very nice.
At $30, Asyla is a steal. It's the only blend I've had that comes even close to the extinct Campbeltown Loch 25.
Hedonism: Expensive, but I thought it was worth it. Well-aged Scotch grain whisky isn't exactly a common thing, and I abandoned "single-malt snobbery" a long time ago.
Orangerie: Simply a treat. Of course, technically, it's more than just whisky, but it's delicious.
My opinion on the controversy is that the SWA cartel isn't happy with Glaser's success, and would simply like to stomp on him, much as they would like to stomp on the independent bottlers.