In 1968 Silvano Samaroli began purchasing great single-cask and blended Scotch. Born in Bologna but living in Scotland, his story is that of a fanatic entrepreneur with an exceptional palate and an almost savant-like knowledge of the nest Scotch whiskies. Samaroli's focus was on selecting, bringing up, and bottling truly interesting, single-cask whiskies from Scotland. Re-casking them into new, virgin oak to heighten complexity and depth, Samaroli gradually and carefully created a portfolio of supremely rich, intense spirits, including both single malts and vatted (blended malt) whiskies.
Samaroli eventually turned his excited eye to some of the world’s nest rum distilleries, carefully selecting his favorites among the great Caribbean rums, transporting the casks to Scotland for élevage and bottling. Because rums mature more gradually in the cooler Scottish clime, the resulting extended aging period encourages greater neness and heightens the sense of each spirit's identity, bringing greater elegance, complexity, and depth. These spirits are without rival.