Samaroli 1970 Glen Grant ~
Bottled in Scotland in September 2017
Cask N° n.3482
Just n. 112 bottles in 70 cl. size – Alc. 40% Vol.
Let’s be careful… Let’s be very careful…
For we are in the presence of a Spirit that’s 48 years young.
This whisky stands before you like a fine lady bedecked in evening attire on a midsummer’s night in some far-flung location where you didn’t even want to go. Elegant, profound, as intriguing as any mystery and as beautiful as those days you could never forget!!! Those split seconds that change a life forever. The mere sight of her leaves us in turmoil, yearning, trembling and so full of desire that it almost frightens us. Ah yes, that’s what happens when we pursue something with all our heart… When we find it, it strikes fear and awe in us, perhaps because we’re overwhelmed by its beauty, who knows… Like the ascetic who lives his entire life seeking illumination, like Dante standing before God and like Christopher Columbus glimpsing the New World … everything seems so different, so great, so perfect.
The nose is utterly ravaging. This is not a whisky, it is not a rum, it is something else, something distilled half a century ago by someone who is now heaven-knows-where. Old, ancient aromas like those of old attics shut-up for years on end, then ever so slowly, like mysterious old trunks full of secrets, we get scents of dried fruit, mint and spices just offloaded at the port of Venice from a ship that’s been at sea for many months.
On the palate it is honey, gold, quite simply perfection…superbly balanced. Zero acidity, multi-faceted, saline, sweet and bitter at the same time. Olfactory hints then develop into solid, precise and well-defined sensations.
$3,899.00 700 ml