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Glenugie 1966 Samaroli Natural Strength

Lot: 5079572

Glenugie 1966 Samaroli Natural Strength

Winning Bid: £5,100
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 46 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glenugie
Vintage: 
1966
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
R.W. DUTHIE FOR SAMAROLI
Bottled Strength: 
55%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
product Details

Glenugie 1966 Samaroli Natural Strength

A very rare bottling of Glenugie, distilled in 1966 and bottled for Silvano Samaroli by R.W. Duthie in 1986, one of several spectacular "natural strength" releases that year.

A well-regarded distillery in its time, Glenugie was primarily tasked with providing single malt for the Long John blends. Oversupply in the 1980s saw it close, along with many others in 1983. The distillery has long since been dismantled, with its stock and brand name under ownership of Chivas Brothers. Despite this, there have been very few official bottlings, and those from independents are highly prized.

Samaroli are 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!), founder Silvano Samaroli is regarded by many as a visionary. Since his passing in 2017, the company has been run by his friend Antonio Bleve, who continues his tradition of high quality releases. Many of Silvano’s early bottlings occupy deserved spots on the pantheon of all-time whisky greats.

Bottle number 405 of 480.

 

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