Samaroli is an Italian spirit buyer who would have purchased a single cask of this rum from the distillery and moved it to Scotland to age with the many fine whiskies they also have.
The bottle's notes: (slightly edited)
Mellow, harmonious, sweet, irresistible, full and lush. The nose is a mix of dried fruit, hazelnut, walnut, acacia flowers, bitter almond, cardamom and almond paste, sweet southern Mediterranean biscuits and marzipan.
The mouth has persistent balance of sweet flavour, smooth harmony and powerful nobility. Elegant bitter and spice establishes the balance of this admirable personality. It seems to grasp the essence of the same root that produces the opposite: sweetness with nuances of bitter almond and with a great acid structure.
Only 300 bottles from this single cask no 21. Matured in Scotland.
The Samaroli rums are unique in that they are able to be matured for way longer than they usually can in their native warmer climate without becoming over oaked or 'over aged'. The colder climate and slower maturation can aid the development of flavours and complexity not found in rums aged at the distillery.