Video: Famous Glasgow whisky pub creates hilarious bottle cap challenge video

A famous whisky bar in Glasgow has created a video showing their own version of the bottle cap challenge that is currently taking the internet by storm.

Published 8th Jul 2019
Updated 21 st Sep 2023

Bar staff at the Pot Still bar, which has over 700 whiskies on its gantry, put together the video after a late night shift.

In it, a coiffured bartender in an 'I love whisky' t-shirt can be seen to be getting ready to 'roundhouse kick' the cap from a bottle of Glenfiddich in the style of the original challenge - made famous earlier this year by Taekwondo fighter and instructor Farabi Davletchin and imitated by stars like Jason Statham, Ryan Reynolds, Donnie Yen and even Mariah Carey.

Instead, bar manager Callum Henderson leans in for a 'Glasgow Kiss' style headbutt, knocking the cork from the bottle, before pouring himself a dram.

The video, dubbed 'Glasgow's answer to the #bottlecapchallenge', has proved popular with the Hope Street pub's Facebook fans.

Callum described the video as "just a bit of fun", he said: "I don't recommend sticking the heid on every bottle of whisky you come across, but I do recommend finding new ways of having fun with and enjoying your next dram."

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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