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'World’s largest bottle' of single malt Scotch whisky sells for £15k at auction

The world’s largest bottle of single malt whisky, which stands at nearly 1.5 meters tall, has sold for £15,000 after going up for auction. 

Published: December 12, 2019
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Part of Just Whisky’s Christmas sale, the 105.3 litre bottle of 14-year-old Tomintoul would serve up to 5,250 drams.

The record-breaking bottle of natural non chill-filtered whisky weighs over 180 kilos and was commissioned by four Tomintoul local residents who wanted to create something iconic to promote the village and the distillery on a global stage.

The giant bottle was filled at the Tomintoul Distillery on 29th August 2009 by a team of 14 under the leadership of Distilleries Director Robert Fleming. It holds 150 bottles, has a 20cm long cork and features an oversized label.

World's biggest bottle of Scotch

Commenting ahead of the sale, Graham Crane, director and co-founder of Just Whisky, said: “Every now and then the opportunity to purchase a truly unique bottle of whisky occurs – this is one of those times.

"We’re delighted to be auctioning this supersized bottle this month and hope that the lucky buyer has either an appropriate sized stocking for Christmas if it’s a gift, or is planning a memorable Hogmanay celebration to welcome in 2020.”

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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