Fresh and vibrant, this blend was distilled in Speyside in Glenallachie (known for using lightly peated malt), Macduff, and Glentauchers (oldest distillery in the group, founded in 1897).
Very clean nose, green bouquet with hints of fresh grass, wildflowers tones, hay straw and freshly ground grains. Sesame, mint and bergamot tones, but also more pungent like anchovy paste, garlic flowers, spice, and balsamic notes.
Country of Origin : Great Britain - Scotland
Name of Original Distillery: Glenallachie, Macduff , Glentauchers Still Active
Ingredients: 100 Barley
Distilled in: Double and third pot still
Limited Production: Bottled in June, 2016. Just 600 bottles produced in 750ml size.
Alcohol: 43 alcohol, 86 proof
In 1968, Samaroli was the first non-British company to select and bottle the great whiskeys of Scotland, utilizing an innovative and unique technique. He would select a single cask of whiskey and re-cask it into barrels made of different types of oak. This process adds additional layers of depth and complexity, beyond the characteristics of a regular single malt bottling. The outstanding results from this experiment made Samaroli one of Italy's most acclaimed and revered spirits importers.
Antonio Bleve has admired the passion and philosophy of the Samaroli company for decades. He took over the commercial management and production of Samaroli's business in 2008. He has placed an additional focus on "proprietary abilities", which involves blending flavors from old spirits and power from young ones to rebuild the "whisky soul". These special casks are bottled as "single" offerings. Working alongside a hand-picked team of industry experts, Antonio continues to focus on the Samaroli tradition of finding exceptional single cask offerings through existing relationships and creating new connections. Whether it's rum or scotch, the hallmark of all Samaroli spirits is the combination of finesse with unrivaled complexity and depth of flavor.
The name Samaroli has become synonymous to whisky enthusiasts with rarity, legend and immense beauty, both organoleptic and aesthetic. The company – originally founded by Silvano S Samaroli – was one of the first dedicated bottlers to actively promote cask strength whisky, and is still one of the only ones to tout the beneficial effects of bottle ageing with the much-loved line on the rear labels: 'Further matures in its bottle'.
Throughout its 1980s heyday Samaroli released dozens of bottlings which are now considered 'legends' and are fought over tooth and nail whenever they appear at auction. The artistry of the labels has also proved influential over the years with numerous bottlers taking inspiration from Samaroli's elegant and artistic style.