Glen Moray builds ‘world’s tallest’ cask Christmas tree

22nd December, 2016 by Kristiane Sherry

Workers at Glen Moray Speyside Scotch distillery have built what’s thought to be the world’s tallest whisky cask Christmas tree to raise funds for charity.


The tree is made from 579 American oak barrels and stands 12 metres tall. Decked out in festive fairy lights, a giant star at the top gives the finishing touch.

Residents of the distillery’s native Elgin are invited to stop by to see the cask Christmas tree from 4-7pm this evening (Thursday 22 December) and enjoy mulled wine, mince pies, soft drinks and sweets in the company of Santa and his elves.

At the event, a collection will be made with all proceeds donated to The Northern Scot’s Toy and Food Appeal.

Each year the local newspaper partners with the council’s Moray Social Work Department to collect donations and raise funds for vulnerable people in the local community

As a result of the 2015 appeal, Christmas food and gifts were distributed via a range of charities, including The Moray Foodbank, Quarriers, Children First, Aberlour and Moray Women’s Aid, as well as Grampian Housing Association and Moray Council housing.

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