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Glen Garioch 1975 Samaroli / Il Salumaio 30th Anniversary

Lot: 6142365

Glen Garioch 1975 Samaroli / Il Salumaio 30th Anniversary

Winning Bid: £3,209
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Lot:
Distillery: 
Glen Garioch
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
1975
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
R.W. Duthie for Samaroli
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
50%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Glen Garioch 1975 Samaroli / Il Salumaio 30th Anniversary

A 1975 vintage Glen Garioch bottled by Samaroli to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Milanese Delicatessen 'Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone' in 1987.

Glen Garioch is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. For most of the 20th century it was self-sufficient, malting its own barley using peat from Pitsligo, giving it a unique smoky character. In fact, in 1968 it was short-listed by then-owners DCL, to convert to heavily peated production in order to make up for a shortfall on Islay caused by a drought. In an odd twist of fate, the decision was instead made to re-open Brora for the job, and close Glen Garioch down. Morrison Bowmore then sprang to its rescue, restarting production in 1973. The maltings and distillery were shut down again by Beam Suntory in 1995, and only the latter resumed operations two years later, with contemporary Glen Garioch becoming an un-peated single malt. These pre-1995 vintages are worth investigating while you can.

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 151.

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