Crurated Unleashes Elite Spirits Collection: Rare Finds from Samaroli Macallan to Maison Camus
The Pioneering Spirit of Maison Lineti and Samaroli In an exciting development slated for the first half of 2024, Maison Lineti will unveil an exceptional collection of spirits in partnership with Samaroli. This lineup includes coveted bottlings from renowned names like The Macallan, The Glenturret, Royal Salute, Camus, Dictador, and Ballantine’s.
Samaroli Macallan Single Cask 1997: A Speyside Jewel
Marking the inaugural launch on Crurated, the Samaroli Macallan Single Cask 1997 is set to debut. Distilled over 26 years ago, in 1997, and bottled in 2023, this Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a collector’s dream, with only 108 bottles produced.
Maison Camus and Crurated: A Partnership of Distinction
As December approaches, Crurated is gearing up for an exclusive collaboration with Maison Camus, France’s foremost independent Cognac house. The offerings on the platform will include the illustrious Cognac Camus Collection Privé Légion d’Honneur and Cognac Camus Cuvée 4.186 Electrum, boasting a combined 186 years of aging. This Cuvée, the rarest ever crafted by Camus, is limited to just 315 decanters.
A Tribute to Gérard Basset
In a noble gesture, the online retailer will also present the Cognac Camus Collection Privé Gérard Basset Tribute, a rare edition limited to 20 bottles. Remarkably, 50% of the proceeds will benefit the Gérard Basset Foundation.
Exclusive Opportunities: Ateliers Camus Masterpiece
Crurated is set to offer its members a chance to bid on the Ateliers Camus Masterpiece — a limited release of just five sets, each comprising three bottles, valued at an estimated €125,000.
A Regular Showcase of Fine Spirits
New spirits allocations will be introduced bi-weekly, featuring a variety of whiskies, rums, Cognacs, and Armagnacs. Alfonso de Gaetano, CEO and Founder of Crurated, expresses his enthusiasm: “Our foray into the spirits market is a reflection of our dedication to providing our members with unmatched access, quality, and authenticity. This expansion is a thrilling evolution for Crurated, as we continue to explore new territories beyond wine.”
Expansion and Innovation
In January 2023, Crurated announced a significant funding boost of US$7.2 million to enhance its technology platform and extend its reach. The funds will facilitate partnerships beyond the French and Italian wine heartlands.
Since its launch in May 2021, the online members club has seen rapid growth. The capital will support its expansion into new producer regions outside France and Italy. The company’s unique approach of partnering with top producers and offering fractional barrel sales alongside traditional purchases has resonated with a younger demographic, often leading to rapid sell-outs.
Looking Ahead: 2024 and Beyond
With an array of releases and new category launches planned for 2024, Crurated is also organizing a series of events across the US, Asia, and Europe, promising an exciting year ahead for its global community of enthusiasts.