Caol Ila 1978 Samaroli
A fantastic old vintage Caol Ila, dating from shortly after the refurbishment of the distillery in 1972-1976.
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.
Silvano's early bottlings were filled for him Scotland by R.W. Duthie, a relationship that lasted until the early 1990s. Bottled by Duthie & Co for Samaroli in 1989.
Bottle number 572.