‘Largest’ bottle of single malt Scotch heads to auction

11th December, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

The “world’s largest” bottle of single malt Scotch whisky is expected to fetch £15,000 (US$19,700) at auction.

Yuri Bronzina of Just Whisky with the 105.3-litre bottle of Tomintoul

Auctioneer Just Whisky is selling a 105.3-litre bottle of 14-year-old Tomintoul whisky in its Christmas auction. The bottle is almost 1.5 meters tall and contains 5,250 drams.

The non-chill-filtered whisky (46% ABV) weighs more than 180 kilos and was commissioned by four Tomintoul residents “who wanted to create something iconic to promote the village and the distillery on a global stage”.

The record-breaking bottle was filled at the Speyside distillery on 29 August 2009 by a team of 14 people under the leadership of distillery director Robert Fleming. It holds 150 bottles and comes with a 20cm-long cork and an oversized label.

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

“We’re delighted to be auctioning this super-sized 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. There has already been a lot of interest and we are looking forward to seeing the bids roll in.”

Bids for the whisky are open until 8pm on Sunday 15 December. Interested buyers should visit www.just-whisky.co.uk to take part in the auction.

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