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Glen Grant 1970 Samaroli Sherry Wood / A. Bleve

Lot: 286630

Glen Grant 1970 Samaroli Sherry Wood / A. Bleve

Winning Bid: £5,800
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 61 bids

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Lot: 286630
Distillery: 
Glen Grant
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1970
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Samaroli
Cask Type: 
sherry puncheon
Bottled Strength: 
45%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
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Glen Grant 1970 Samaroli Sherry Wood / A. Bleve

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 Glen Grant was distilled in 1970 and bottled in 2001 from single sherry cask #1043, which was privately selected by Antonio Bleve. Silvano Samaroli would later appoint Bleve as his successor in 2008, and he remains at the helm to this day.

Glen Grant is one of Speyside's most recognised distilleries. It was built in 1839 by James and John Grant, and was a huge facility for its time. Its size increased exponentially over time, in the hands of John's son, John "The Major" Grant (who also built the short-lived Caperdonich next-door), and twice in the 1970s following the merger with The Glenlivet Distillers and its subsequent takeover by Seagram. Glen Grant was bottled as a single malt as early as the late-19th century, and developed a global export market. None perhaps as important as in Italy, where their agent in the 1960s, Armando Giovinetti, turned it into the nation's favourite whisky, after discovering the palate preferences of his countrymen for very young single malts. So loved is Glen Grant in Italy, that the distillery is now owned by Gruppo Campari, who bought it from Pernod Ricard in 2006.

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