WHAT is believed to be the world’s largest bottle of single malt Scotch whisky arrived in the capital for the first time today (Thursday 25 October), to go on display at five-star visitor attraction, The Scotch Whisky Experience.
Coming in at 105.3 litres and 4ft 9 inches tall, it is the first time that the giant bottle has left its birthplace in the Highland village of Tomintoul, since it was created in 2009.
The brainchild of Dru McPherson, of the village’s Clockhouse Restaurant, and Mike Drury, of the neighbouring Whisky Castle market shop, the specially commissioned glass bottle contains just over 150 bottles of Tomintoul 14 year-old single malt, donated by the local distillery.
The record-breaking bottle also required the creation of a gigantic cork and oversized label, plus a team of 14 people to fill, close and dress it.
Susan Morrison, director and general manager of The Scotch Whisky Experience, said: “We are already home to the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky, so it seemed perfectly fitting that we host this record-breaking bottle for its first appearance in the capital.
“It makes an ideal addition to the existing elements of the attraction and we expect that it will be a very popular photo opportunity with visitors.”
The bottle is set to be on display at The Scotch Whisky Experience until April 2013 and will be available for all touring visitors to view.
A spokesperson from The Clockhouse and Whisky Castle said: “Our record breaking icon embodies the finest spirit of Highland enterprise, from the highest community in the Highlands. It exemplifies the true spirit, ingenuity and strength of our community – big bottle, big heart.”
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