For every whisky connoisseur the name Samaroli is a synonymus of the finest quality. Silvano Samaroli entered whisky business in 1968 and focused on bottling exceptional single casks of single malts. In 2008 Samaroli left every day operations in hands of Antonio Bleve but still played an active role in the business until his death in February 2017. The Samaroli brand is still alive and Bleve and his associate Francesco Saverio Binetti are now responsible for cask selection. Here we have extremely rare, collectible edition of Longmorn released in 1988 to celebrate the company’s 20th Anniversary. The whisky (personally selected by master Samaroli) was distilled in 1974 and aged in ex-sherry cask for about 14 years. Bottled for Samaroli by R.W. Duthie at 50% abv in 1988 with an outrun of 540 bottles.
Nose: sherry, dark chocolate, coffee beans, toffee, roasted almonds, honey, raisins, cherries, orange marmalade, licorice, mixed dried herbs, Maggi seasoning and oak.
Palate: strong sherry statement, dark chocolate, mixed berries, orange peel, raisins, honey-roasted almonds, caramel, nutmeg, allspice, hints of tobacco and leather.
Finish: long, with notes dried fruits, black pepper, dark chocolate, espresso, tobacco, mixed herbs and sherried oak.