Samaroli Miltonduff 1995 Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Silvano Samaroli was born in Bologna 1939. In 1968 he founded the company with a mission to select the worlds greatest Scotch whiskies. His story is that of a fanatic – an entrepreneur with an almost savant-like knowledge and palate of the world’s finest Scotch whiskies. His focus was on selecting and bottling interesting, single cask whiskies from Scotland. One of the first to introduce secondary maturing techniques in the bottling world, he would re-cask the whisky into new oak to add layers of depth and flavor. In the late 1970s, he began sourcing rum from the best distilleries in South America and the Caribbean, then transporting those rums to his bottling warehouse in Scotland for further maturation and bottling. Miltonduff is owned by Pernod Ricard (Chivas Bros) and most of the production goes into the Chivas and Ballantines. Savory notes of cardamom and caraway seeds waft from the glass, along with some light fruit with a touch of spicy ginger. The palate is beguiling, with minimality, flavors of wet slate and cedar and warming all the way down.
Takes part in all the races. He is there, ready to go… with a smile. The bike shining. Race after race without thinking about the victory. He is there ... to greatly sweat and toil only for the infinite pleasure of running. A mixture of suffering and lightness. Fatigue and joy. This Miltonduff made me immediately think a cyclist that with his elegant and proud pace hits the road thinking only the wind that caresses his face. Thoughtful, serious and intriguing.Its large bouquet opens in mineral, fruity and vegetal notes with licorice ending. Great character with an intense flavor and graceful.