Springbank 1987 Samaroli 'New Filling Malt' / Ageing Monography
A very young single malt, referred to by Samaroli as a 'New Filling Malt / British Spirit.' This is one of the few New Filling Malts, produced by Samaroli, his answer to grappa, the popularity of which had always confused him. He believed these under 3 year old single malts were a superior alternative.
Samaroli is perhaps Italy's most revered independent bottler of Scotch whisky. With an impeccable taste in single cask whiskies, and an eye for aesthetics (if not English spelling at times!), he is regarded by many as a visionary. Many of his bottles now occupy deserved sports on the pantheon of whisky greats.
This is part of a series called Ageing Monography. Samaroli was fascinated with the whisky ageing process, both in cask and in the bottle. This series designed to explore the evolution of Sprinbank maturation from this, 18 month old single malt spirit, right through to a 23 year old. There are five releases in the series.
Ageing Monography were bottled in 1989 for Samaroli by R.W. Duthie. Number 217 of 820 bottles.
Springbank distillery has been owned and operated by the Mitchell family in Campbeltown since 1837, and it one of Scotland's most revered distilleries. Following a brief mothballing between 1979 and 1987, upon the reopening the decision was taken to cease all sales to the blending industry and focus on its single malt sales. Today it is the only distillery to malt, distil, bottle and mature whisky on the same site, and produces three distinct and highly prized single malts.
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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.