Rare bottle of Cragganmore 1997 seduction single whiskey, bottled in 2016 by Masam and marketed by Moon Import in 2017 only following manual corrections of the labels and abrasion of the bottom of the bottle.
These corrections, the abrasions to cover the Samaroli brand make these few first Masam bottlings unique pieces ...
This Cragganmore was distilled in 1997 and left to rest for 19 years in single cask # 126 before being bottled in 2016 under the supervision of the heirs and a year before Silvano's death.
Everyone knows the Cragganmore - Glenlivet distillery, one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, which was built by Jonh Smith in the distant 1869, but they do not know the history of these extraordinary bottles of Masam whiskey.
Samaroli is perhaps Italy's most revered independent Scotch whiskey bottler.
With an impeccable taste in single cask whiskeys and an eye for aesthetics (if not English spelling and geography sometimes!).
Considered by many to be a visionary, his selections are among the best whiskeys in the world.
Many of his bottles now occupy well-deserved spaces in the pantheon of whiskey greats.
Since his death in 2017, the tradition has been lovingly continued by Masam, the bottling company run by his wife, Maryse Accorsi Samaroli.
After handing over the reigns of the Samaroli company to Antonio Bleve in 2008, Maryse began bottling barrels from her personal collections under the Masam brand.
It will be the death of Silvano Samaroli, in 2017, and the subsequent disagreements and problems born between Bleve, Maryse and Moon import for the management of the Samaroli brand to dictate the abrasions and corrections of these bottles of the first Masam edition.
As evidence of this we publish a photo of the original and incorrect version.
This bottle came directly from Moon import in January 2017, with supply agreement dated 06/10/2014, and is part of our personal whiskey collection.
Bottle N.126 of 296.
Given the exclusivity of the product, we cannot provide the tasting, but we trust in the opinion of true enthusiasts!
This bottle is a collector's item, photos show it in its real state as sold, and we will not be able to entertain refunds or exchanges.