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SAMAROLI Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 2018

SAMAROLI

Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 2018

£131.00
Found at Harvey Nichols & Co Ltd

A limited edition of just 580 bottles, this 2018 no-age-statement release was lovingly crafted using single malt whiskies from Islay. We understand there to be a high proportion of Caol Ila in the blend, so expect delicate peat, marzipan, praline, caper brine, fishing villages, freshly hewn oak and a combination of smoked bacon, almond croissants, coffee and butter smeared on to yeasty sourdough hot from the oven that’s strangely reminiscent of your favourite bustling brunch café. Each dram whisks you to that place on the label, wind whistling in your ears, sea air filling your lungs and sunshine on your face. Samaroli is the name on every true spirit connoisseur’s lips. This legendary Italian independent bottler is known for its rare, unique and aesthetically stunning whiskies and rums, many of which smash records at auction. Established as an importer in 1968 by Silvano Samaroli, they became one of the first bottlers to champion cask strength showing far ahead of the game they are. And that’s why the experts at Malt Maniacs and Whisky Fun rank them as their Number 1 bottler. Never afraid to innovate, Samaroli regularly buys casks and re-cask them into new oak to create something completely different to what you might get direct from the distillery. They go as far as to say: “Do not ask us for brand standards and for the same shopping options, it would be like asking a painter to paint always the same painting.” This added value approach coupled with the exceptional quality and eye-catching pastel designs makes every bottle a one-of-a-kind release. Although Silvano sadly passed away in 2017, the mantle has been passed to Antonio Bleve, Francesco Saverio Benetti and their highly passionate team in Rome and their incomparable artistry continues undeterred.£18.71 per 100.00ml

Product code: 7504601450807731