Samaroli has finally found a home in Australia for wholesale and distribution via The Old Barrelhouse, an online whisk(e)y retailer based in NSW specialising in hard-to-find whiskies from around the world who launched 7 years ago and have now established themselves as the largest retailer of Australian whisky on our sun-drenched shores with over 70 Australian distilleries in their portfolio.

Samaroli was established in Italy in 1968 by the late Silvano Samaroli and was the first non-UK brand to select and bottle whisky in the world. The name is synonymous with some of the most revered and sort after whisky and rum bottlings on the planet. The whisky brand’s older expressions often breaking records at auction houses in the rare cases they become available. The brand releases a very limited collection of premium whiskies, rums and other spirits aged in Scotland with no more than 24,000 bottles available to the world market each year. 

“We’re incredibly passionate about Samaroli and have been drinking their whiskies and rums for decades now. Unfortunately, the brand had no presence in Australia so we were forced to purchase their whiskies from auction houses and overseas retailers. Speaking with fellow whisky enthusiasts, we soon realised that Samaroli had a real grass roots following in Australia so we decided to reach out to the team in Italy and negotiate wholesale and distribution rights for the Australian market, and we couldn’t be happier with the results so far” said David M. Koutsoukos and Ross Havezov, co-founders at The Old Barrelhouse.

Ross and David have also recently released their own independent whisky bottling label called ‘Truth and Consequence’. Their whiskies are bottled straight from the cask, capturing the truest expressions and viscosities of single-cask whisky free from any tricks or artifice. “We deliver big, bold, cask-strength whiskies to educated connoisseurs. We unapologetically search for casks where we can trace the history and be certain of the origin. We are relentless in seeking honest answers on the provenance of the raw, cask strength whiskies we bottle because we believe transparency is as vital to our customers as it is to us” said Ross and David.

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The Shout Team

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