Islay 2014 Aged 7 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Samaroli (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 43% Age: 7 Years Old Country: Scotland
Cask Number: 321502, 321505 and 321506
Date of Distilling: 30th of July 2014
Date of Bottling: 9th of November 2021
Matured In: a hand selected first fill ex-Bourbon Barrels
The Samaroli company was originally founded by Silvano S Samaroli in 1968. He was one of the first dedicated independent bottlers to actively promote cask strength whisky, and is still one of the only companies to tout the beneficial effects of bottle ageing with the much-loved line on the rear labels: ‘Further matures in its bottle’. Through the 1980s 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. Silvano S Samaroli sadly passed away in February 2017. Samaroli’s wife, Maryse Accorsi Samaroli is currently supervising the release of his remaining stocks.
This Samaroli Islay bottling was a small offering produced at the Caol Ila Distillery in 2014. It was matured for 7 years in three seperate first-fill bourbon hogsheads before been vatted and bottled in 2021 with a yield of 1380 bottles. There’s no doubt here that this young Islay whisky has kept all its peaty goodness whilst it’s been maturing away in the best casks possible. Bottled at 43% ABV with no chillfiltration and no colouring this whisky is a tribute to the arts reflected though Samaroli’s meticulous ageing techniques. Only three bottles available.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Oily smoke, smouldering bonfire embers, smoked meats, toasted oak and charred chestnuts.
Palate: Cured meats and oily kippers, dried orchard fruits and oven roasted hazelnuts.
Finish: Pickled herring, sea salt and soft long lasting smoke.
|43 × 24 × 24 cm
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