Very rare bottle of Caol Ila 1998 Wilde & Primitive 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 Caol Ila whiskey was distilled in 1998 and rested for 18 years in single cask # 10740 before being bottled in 2016 under the supervision of the heirs and a year before Silvano's death.
Everyone knows the Caol Ila distillery, located on Islay, famous for its peaty whiskey, among the best in the world.
Caol Ila is famous for its intense and full-bodied single malts, 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, the heirs began bottling barrels from their personal collections under this 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 special Masam edition.
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 # 286 of 320.
The desired name, Wilde & Primitive, indicates the brackish notes and the strong character of this single malt Caol Ila.
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.