What Affects The Price Of Samaroli Whisky

 

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The History Of Samaroli

Samaroli is a name that is synonymous with rarity for many whisky enthusiasts. Established by Silvano S Samaroli, they were the first fully dedicated independent bottlers to promote whisky at cask strength. It is one of the few remaining companies to still market the benefits of aging in the bottle, with the famous slogan ‘Further matures in its bottle’.

The company began as an importer of blended scotch and single malts starting with Linkwood and then moving onto Glen Garioch. It then started releasing its own bottlings in 1979, with a dumpy Cadenhead and then a series entitled ‘Flowers’ in 1981. Over the course of the 1980s, Samaroli sought out individuals from Cadenhead directly; this was when cask strength bottlings came into play. The first examples of these were the 1971 Glen Garioch 59.6%ABV and the 1969 Glen Brant 59%ABV. While some were the vattings of several casks, other, smaller batches originated from singles.

By the end of the decade, the company had shifted to bottling most at cask strength and then during the 1990s, Samaroli looked to a more diverse variety of sources. Change came in 2008 when Antonio Bieve took over the day-to-day running of the business; Samaroli still had an integral role until February 2017 when he died.

To this day, the company still releases bottlings that are both high in quality and unique in character and although there is more cohesion to its output, thy still use the same label shape and bottle design. Many Samaroli bottlings are industry legends; produced by collectors, they are much-sought-after, with lively bidding wars taking place whenever they are available in auctions. Even the labels, with their artistic and elegant designs have become a benchmark for many newer independent bottlers.

Samaroli designed his own logo and many of his own labels; he enjoyed painting them in water colour, as a self-confessed perfectionist he preferred to create his own pieces rather than work with marketing agencies.

A 15-year-old bottle of Samaroli 1967 Laphroaig signed by Samaroli himself recently sold for £61,000. 

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Samaroli Whisky Value

Linkwood

Samaroli’s early bottles of Linkwood were unusual because their labels read ‘over 12 years’ or ‘over 5 years’ rather than having the exact age on there; they also included the vintage. Some of the Linkwood’s were also sold in larger two-litre bottles, which was quite unusual. Samaroli famously bottled a 1957 Linkwood specifically to send to the well-known Italian whisky collector, Edoardo Giaccone, he went on to produce exclusive bottles for other renowned collectors and celebrities.

Glen Garioch

Samaroli famously released an 8-year-old bottling of Glen Garioch in 1979, keen to prove that age was not the most important influence on a whisky’s quality; it was very well received. The Samaroli Springbank is another highly commended release; many say it was the best Springbank ever bottled. The label design on the Springbank is simple yet effective, with a large yellow background and black font, detailing Samaroli’s own tasting notes.

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Samaroli dumpy whisky bottle valuation

Dumpy Cadenhead

This bottle first became available in 1979 and marks the start of Samaroli’s career as an independent bottler. This was their first bottle, even though it was the traditional Cadenhead dumpy bottle with a new label. Samaroli created a series of watercolour images to adorn these bottles, which made them highly sought after. Designs included images of horses pulling carts filled with casks and scenes from famous buildings and distilleries.

The Never Bottled Top Quality Whisky Series (TNBTQWS)

This series was the first that was entirely unique to the Samaroli brand. To create the collection, he selected very rare single malts such as Coleburn, Millburn and Northport, and designed beautifully unique labels for them. The labels showed the ages of the whisky and each had a different type of flower design on the left side. All had a gold screw top and the same label on the back with details of the distilleries and Samaroli’s signature.

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Red Dot and Flowers

Following on from the success of TNBTQWS Samaroli continued to use the floral design along with the age of the bottles on a red dot on the front. The series was released in 1990 and has a variety of proof strengths ranging from natural strength to 43% and 46%. However, this collection altered the back label slightly, each one had individual notes and information about the whisky, but still had Samaroli’s signature visible. 

Glen Cawdor

For the creation of this series, Samaroli took inspiration from Shakespeare’s Macbeth in which the title character is given the title ‘Thane of Cawdor’; interestingly Cawdor Castle itself was not built until the 16th Century, where the play was set during the 11th century.

A December 1919 edition of Glen Cawdor was bottled by Samaroli, of which only four were created. The bottles were certified by R.W. Duthie but proved too expensive and so only two were sold and the others returned to R.W. Duthie, meaning that there are only two of these bottles on the market, making it the rarest Samaroli bottle in circulation.  

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Samaroli Bowmore Valuations

Bouquet

These bottles have a stopper cork and a large white label adorned with floral designs in black, white and red they are released from Bowmore and Ord distilleries, with only 720 bottles of each being circulated. Unfortunately, a lot of these bottles are not full, due to issues with the stopper corks, many of the bottles leaked during transportation. Both were released in 1984.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Samaroli Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Samaroli. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

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Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Samaroli

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Samaroli.

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Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Samaroli is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

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Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

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Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of Samaroli

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

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Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

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We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

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If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

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We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

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Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews
Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google

Have you ever wondered what your bottle of Samaroli whisky is worth?

Use this guide to find out more or get in touch using the form below for a free valuation.

The History Of Samaroli

Samaroli is a name that is synonymous with rarity for many whisky enthusiasts. Established by Silvano S Samaroli, they were the first fully dedicated independent bottlers to promote whisky at cask strength. It is one of the few remaining companies to still market the benefits of aging in the bottle, with the famous slogan ‘Further matures in its bottle’.

The company began as an importer of blended scotch and single malts starting with Linkwood and then moving onto Glen Garioch. It then started releasing its own bottlings in 1979, with a dumpy Cadenhead and then a series entitled ‘Flowers’ in 1981. Over the course of the 1980s, Samaroli sought out individuals from Cadenhead directly; this was when cask strength bottlings came into play. The first examples of these were the 1971 Glen Garioch 59.6%ABV and the 1969 Glen Brant 59%ABV. While some were the vattings of several casks, other, smaller batches originated from singles.

By the end of the decade, the company had shifted to bottling most at cask strength and then during the 1990s, Samaroli looked to a more diverse variety of sources. Change came in 2008 when Antonio Bieve took over the day-to-day running of the business; Samaroli still had an integral role until February 2017 when he died.

To this day, the company still releases bottlings that are both high in quality and unique in character and although there is more cohesion to its output, thy still use the same label shape and bottle design. Many Samaroli bottlings are industry legends; produced by collectors, they are much-sought-after, with lively bidding wars taking place whenever they are available in auctions. Even the labels, with their artistic and elegant designs have become a benchmark for many newer independent bottlers.

Samaroli designed his own logo and many of his own labels; he enjoyed painting them in water colour, as a self-confessed perfectionist he preferred to create his own pieces rather than work with marketing agencies.

A 15-year-old bottle of Samaroli 1967 Laphroaig signed by Samaroli himself recently sold for £61,000. 

Mark Littler Ltd specialise in the valuation and sale of bottles of whisky and can help you get the best price for your bottle. Contact us for a free valuation using the form below, and read on for more information on your bottle.

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What To Look For

Samaroli Whisky Value

Linkwood

Samaroli’s early bottles of Linkwood were unusual because their labels read ‘over 12 years’ or ‘over 5 years’ rather than having the exact age on there; they also included the vintage. Some of the Linkwood’s were also sold in larger two-litre bottles, which was quite unusual. Samaroli famously bottled a 1957 Linkwood specifically to send to the well-known Italian whisky collector, Edoardo Giaccone, he went on to produce exclusive bottles for other renowned collectors and celebrities.

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Glen Garioch

Samaroli famously released an 8-year-old bottling of Glen Garioch in 1979, keen to prove that age was not the most important influence on a whisky’s quality; it was very well received. The Samaroli Springbank is another highly commended release; many say it was the best Springbank ever bottled. The label design on the Springbank is simple yet effective, with a large yellow background and black font, detailing Samaroli’s own tasting notes.

Samaroli dumpy whisky bottle valuation

Dumpy Cadenhead

This bottle first became available in 1979 and marks the start of Samaroli’s career as an independent bottler. This was their first bottle, even though it was the traditional Cadenhead dumpy bottle with a new label. Samaroli created a series of watercolour images to adorn these bottles, which made them highly sought after. Designs included images of horses pulling carts filled with casks and scenes from famous buildings and distilleries.

Sell Samaroli whisky online

The Never Bottled Top Quality Whisky Series (TNBTQWS)

This series was the first that was entirely unique to the Samaroli brand. To create the collection, he selected very rare single malts such as Coleburn, Millburn and Northport, and designed beautifully unique labels for them. The labels showed the ages of the whisky and each had a different type of flower design on the left side. All had a gold screw top and the same label on the back with details of the distilleries and Samaroli’s signature.

Samaroli Whisky what is it worth

Red Dot and Flowers

Following on from the success of TNBTQWS Samaroli continued to use the floral design along with the age of the bottles on a red dot on the front. The series was released in 1990 and has a variety of proof strengths ranging from natural strength to 43% and 46%. However, this collection altered the back label slightly, each one had individual notes and information about the whisky, but still had Samaroli’s signature visible. 

What is Samaroli whisky worth

Glen Cawdor

For the creation of this series, Samaroli took inspiration from Shakespeare’s Macbeth in which the title character is given the title ‘Thane of Cawdor’; interestingly Cawdor Castle itself was not built until the 16th Century, where the play was set during the 11th century.

A December 1919 edition of Glen Cawdor was bottled by Samaroli, of which only four were created. The bottles were certified by R.W. Duthie but proved too expensive and so only two were sold and the others returned to R.W. Duthie, meaning that there are only two of these bottles on the market, making it the rarest Samaroli bottle in circulation.  

Samaroli Bowmore Valuations

Bouquet

These bottles have a stopper cork and a large white label adorned with floral designs in black, white and red they are released from Bowmore and Ord distilleries, with only 720 bottles of each being circulated. Unfortunately, a lot of these bottles are not full, due to issues with the stopper corks, many of the bottles leaked during transportation. Both were released in 1984.

The Six Factors That Affect The Price Of Samaroli Whisky

There are six factors that will affect the price of your bottle of Samaroli. These are the age of the whisky, the bottling date, the vintage, whether it is a single cask edition, the level of the whisky and the condition of the label and box.

Samaroli

Age of Whisky

This refers to the number of years the whisky has spent maturing in the cask, not how long it has been in the bottle. The age is indicated on the label and can vary from 5 to over 30 years old.

Macallan Whisky Worth

Bottling Date

This relates to when the whisky was bottled. As bottles from a specific year are consumed, the remaining bottles become rarer, so a ‘standard’ malt released in the 1980’s can become sought after.

Samaroli

Distillation Year

The distillation year refers to the specific year in which the whisky was distilled (made).  It is one of the most important factors that can impact the price of your bottle of Samaroli.

Samaroli

Label & Packaging

The label on a bottle of Samaroli is very important and if it is damaged in any way then this will have a negative impact on the value. A bottle without its original box could be worth up to 30% less.

Samaroli

Level

The level of the whisky has a large impact on the value. It should be into the neck (the narrow part). As alcohol is more volatile than water it is the alcohol that will evaporate first, which damages the flavour.

Samaroli

Single Cask Bottlings

Single cask bottlings are generally more sought after, as by default they are unique. Look out for numbers on your bottle like XXX/250, which would indicate a single cask edition. 

The Process of Selling Your Bottle Of Samaroli

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your bottle of whisky is easy.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (4)

Send us details about your bottle directly via email or use the form below.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (2)

We contact our international network of customers for the best offers.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (3)

If you decide to proceed with an offer we issue you with a contract.

Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.

Send us your bottle. We have a fully insured courier service available.

Sell A Cask of Whisky (1)

We complete the sale with the buyer and send your funds via BACS.

What is the price of your Samaroli whisky?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can.

Bottle Valuation Form
Images Of Your Bottle (stood upright ideally)
Maximum upload size: 10.49MB

Bottle Selling FAQ

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Mark Littler LTD can help collect and delivery your items with our fully insured service.
Receive money when selling your cask of whisky

Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials we have received from happy clients.  You can find these reviews and hundreds more on Google, Facebook and Yell.

Mark Littler LTD 5 star Google reviews

“I found Mark’s details online after looking to sell a collectable bottle of whisky. I was going to use a well know auction site but Mark secured an offer higher than the highest estimation from any auction house, within days, even after the 10% commission was deducted. Communication was perfect; punctual, to the point and polite. Collection and delivery were taken care of by Mark and instruction was clear and easy to follow. Payment was received to my bank within days of posting the bottle. I can’t recommend Mark enough; he runs a tight ship gets top end offers from his clients and delivers quickly.”

Rod Fountain, via Google

“Mark has been very helpful in helping me sell a bottle of whisky which was given to my father many years ago. He was very professional and was always quick to reply to my questions. Not knowing anything about whisky, Mark was there to offer some good advice and I believe he is very knowledgeable about his work. The sale was done very [quickly], and the money was in my bank account the next day. I would highly recommend his services.”

Kim Hendrickx, via Google

“Wow, what a refreshing change it was to meet Mark. He was the consummate professional with an approachable and warm personality who clearly had an in-depth knowledge of his subject which he used to give me a first-class service when I wanted to sell a whisky collection. For anyone who is considering any similar specialist whisky transactions I can certainly recommend him without reservation.”

Duncan Chambers, via Google