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World's largest bottle of whisky is up for grabs

By Gavin Musgrove

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The world’s largest bottle of single malt whisky will go under the hammer this weekend as part of online whisky auction.

The 105.3 litre bottle of 14-year-old Tomintoul is nearly 1.5 metres tall, serving up to 5,250 drams and is expected to fetch in excess of £15,000 in the auction.

Yuri Bronzina, of Just Whisky, with the bottle of Tomintoul 14-year-old single malt.
Yuri Bronzina, of Just Whisky, with the bottle of Tomintoul 14-year-old single malt.

Open for bids until Sunday 15 December at 8pm, the record-breaking bottle of natural non chill- filtered whisky weighs over 180 kilos and was commissioned by four Tomintoul local residents who wanted to create something iconic to promote the village and the distillery on a global stage.

The giant bottle was filled at the Tomintoul Distillery on 29th August 2009 by a team of 14 under the leadership of Distilleries Director, Robert Fleming.

It holds 150 bottles, has a 20cm long cork and features an oversized label.

It is being auctions by Just Whisky as part of their Christmas collection.

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

"We’re delighted to be auctioning this supersized 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.”

Visit www.just-whisky.co.uk to take part in the Christmas auction or to purchase gift vouchers.

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