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No sale for world’s largest Scotch whisky bottle

The world’s largest bottle of single malt Scotch whisky – a 105.3 litre bottle of Tomintoul – has failed to sell at auction.

Worlds largest botle of whisky Tomintoul
The world’s largest bottle of Scotch whisky has failed to sell at auction

While the bottle was expected to reach between £100,000 and £150,000 at Glasgow’s McTear’s auction house yesterday, bids did not meet the bottle’s reserve.

The 14-year-old specially-commissioned bottling, which stands at 1,275mm tall and 415 mm wide, has now been returned to its owners.

As reported in The Spirits Business last October, the record-breaking bottle was put on display at The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh for approximately one year.

It was the brainchild of two businessmen from the village of Tomintoul in the Scottish Highlands and it contains enough whisky to fill over 150 standard-size 70cl bottles.

Steven McGinty, whisky valuer for McTears, told Herald Scotland: “It was unique but I’m not going to say I was disappointed because it will earn what the owners wanted under different circumstances.”

“Today just wasn’t the day when someone felt inclined to bid for it.”

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