Official tasting notes.
The nose is beautifully balsamic and sparkling. In the mouth a fantastic mix of dried fruit, almonds and toasted pistachio. We enjoy the smell of the sea, mysterious and majestic in the east, which is carried by the summer breeze
Samaroli 2022 ‘Architectus’ Blended Scotch Whisky (Caol Ila 2014, Linkwood 2012 & Girvan 2011) 70cl 45%
Bottled in Scotland in 2022 yielding 1348 bottles worldwide.
Cask Type: Refill Bourbon Hogsheads
Bottler: Coilltean Int. Co.
Youngest distillation date: 30th of July 2014
Release Date: February 2023 (AU)
This whisky is a blend of some of the most unique distilleries Scotland has to offer with single malt whisky from Caol Ila and Linkwood and grain whisky (predominantly wheat) from Girvan, one of the largest grain whisky distilleries in Scotland with each individual whisky aged in its own hogshead. Chewy and complex, it drinks beyond its ABV offering many layers complimented by the fruity sweetness and a subtle spice of wheat.
Caol Ila: Refill Bourbon Hogshead, Cask #321491 – Distilled on 30th of July 2014
Linkwood: Refill Bourbon Hogshead, Cask #311710 – Distilled on 11th of September 2012
Girvan: Refill Bourbon Hogshead, Cask #300201 – Distilled on 9th of August 2011.
The difference between single malt whisky and grain whisky is single malts are distilled using traditional pot stills, while single grains are distilled in column stills, also known as Coffey stills, named after inventor – Aeneas Coffey.
Samaroli comments on what inspired this expression and label:
“Here we are mixing malts and wheat feeling just like the Architects of days gone by. The label pays tribute to Protagoras, Socrates Assagora and all the greats of ancient Greece, directed by the ruling architect himself; Pericles”.