Back in September, a trio of whiskey-related companies — investment firm Fah Mai Holdings Group, alternative assets firm Rosewin Holdings, and independent bottler Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky — filled a 5-foot, 11-inch, 311-liter bottle with prized 32-year-old Scotch from The Macallan. Guinness World Records was on site to certify the event and happily named the end result as the "Largest Bottle of Scotch," besting the previous record by 83 liters.
World's Largest Bottle Of Whisky
Next month, we'll find out the answer. The auction house Lyon & Turnbull has announced that the bottle — known as The Intrepid — will go up for auction on May 25, an event billed as offering "pioneering collectors a once in a lifetime opportunity to take their place in the whisky hall of fame."
World's Largest Bottle Of Whisky Set To Be Auctioned On May 25 In UK
- The world's largest bottle of Scotch whisky, with a record-breaking 311 litres of 32-year-old Macallan, is set to under the hammer this month. The bottle, known as The Intrepid, stands at 5-feet 11-inches tall and it is set to be auctioned by Edinburgh-based auction house Lyon & Turnbull. It contains the equivalent of 444 standard bottles and it will be auctioned on May 25.
- According to WalesOnline, it is hoped that the bottle may break the world record for the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold, which is $1.9 million. It was officially certified by Guinness World Records when it was bottled last year. Now, the auctioneers have stated that any amount the upcoming sale achieves above £1.3 million, 25% will be donated to the Marie Curie charity.
- As per the media outlet, Colin Fraser, of Lyon & Turnbull – who will lead the auction, said, “I'm sure there will be significant global interest in the auction of The Intrepid, a unique collection spearheaded by the record-breaking bottling standing at an incredible 5ft 11ins tall.
- Bidders will have the chance to buy a piece of Scotch whisky history. They will become the owners of an exclusive 32-year-old single-malt Scotch from what is widely regarded as one of the world's best distilleries, The Macallan.”
In regard to the record breaking price, the announcement stated, "It is hoped The Intrepid will smash through the $1.9 million (£1.5 million) mark and become the most expensive ever sold." But as far as a pre-auction estimate, Lyon & Turnbull's website only says, "Estimate Upon Request."