A team of expert pastry chefs at Perthshire’s Gleneagles Hotel have unveiled an incredible four-foot-high chocolate sculpture of the hotel’s iconic eagle logo.

Led by Gleneagles’ executive pastry chef, Phil Skinazi, the team of four pastry chefs spent over 80 hours creating the giant chocolate show-stopper, which was hand-crafted from 36kg of 55 per cent dark chocolate.

Each feather in the bird’s wingspan was individually crafted and detailed to complete the life-like plumage.

The chocolate eagle was created to help mark the occasion of The 2019 Solheim Cup, which was staged at Gleneagles.

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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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