World’s Biggest Whiskey Bottle Is Set To Auction On May 25th
- Ayandrali Dutta
Updated : May 07, 2022 12:05 IST
Standing over 1.8m tall, the record-breaking bottle contains 311 litres of the finest whisky (43% abv), distilled at the prestigious Macallan Distillery in Scotland in 1989.
A good, smooth glass of whiskey is always appreciated. The beauty of this spirit is one can enjoy it as an aperitif, with a meal, or even after a hearty meal. Created with much patience and love whiskeys are special. It’s no hidden fact that enjoying a good single malt scotch is an acquired taste, and keeping with this fine taste the World's largest 311 litre whisky bottle is going to auction soon. Matured in two sister casks, this one is aged for 32 Years, the bottle, that is known as The Intrepid, is 5-feet 11-inches tall is all set to be auctioned by Edinburgh-based auction house Lyon & Turnbull.
Equivalent of 444 standard bottles, the bottle will be competing against becoming the most expensive bottle ever sold. The Intrepid officially became the world’s largest bottle of whisky on September 9, 2021.
Lyon & Turnbull took to Instagram and wrote “Launching The Intrepid! We are excited to introduce 'The Intrepid', the world’s largest bottle of whisky, to market this Spring - a unique chance to acquire a piece of distilling history.
Following one incredible idea, two years hard work and 32 years of maturation, The Intrepid officially became the world’s largest bottle of whisky on September 9, 2021.
Standing over 1.8m tall, the record-breaking bottle contains 311 litres of the finest whisky (43% abv), distilled at the prestigious Macallan Distillery in Scotland in 1989. A new Guinness World Record that vastly surpasses the previous record established by The Famous Grouse Experience in 2012, by a landslide 83 litres.
The Intrepid Collection will come to auction live online on 25 May 2022 at 12 noon. Led by the incredible world record-holding 311 litre bottle, this exciting event offers pioneering collectors a once in a lifetime opportunity to take their place in the whisky hall of fame.
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THE INTREPID World Record Whisky
25 May 2022 at 12noon
They further went ahead and wrote “The team behind The Intrepid, the world record whisky, were inspired by a passion for exploration & sought to name the project in recognition of the drive & determination of some of the world’s most pioneering individuals, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Dr. Geoff Wilson, Karen Darke MBE, Olly Hicks, Sarah Outen MBE, Dwayne Fields FRGS, Levison Wood FRGS, Felicity Aston MBE & past Scottish Adventurers of the Year Jamie Ramsay & Will Copestake.
The adventures of this remarkable group of individuals span many decades & all corners of the Earth. In true testament to the resourcefulness & resilience of the human spirit, they have made it their life’s purpose to overcome nature’s most extreme challenges. In this current era of global uncertainty when many are losing their way, it is imperative that we take inspiration from these intrepid souls.
Sister casks 6986 & 6992 were left maturing in Macallan’s Speyside warehouse for over three decades. Last year, these two carefully selected hogsheads were married together by renowned bottlers Duncan Taylor, to bring the final stages of The Intrepid project to climax with a new world record. To commemorate this momentous event, a small number of exclusive sets were produced; comprising a collection of 12 bottles, each filled with the remaining 32 year old Macallan whisky from the same casks used to fill the record breaking bottle. Each set includes a replica of the main bottle design along with individual versions dedicated to each of the explorers associated with the project. They will be offered on 25 May 2022 at 12 noon alongside Lot 1 - The Intrepid: the Guinness World Record holder of the 'The World's Largest Bottle of Whisky' title.”
The Intrepid has been officially certified by Guinness World Records when it was bottled last year. 25 per cent of the sale would be donated to the Marie Curie charity. The Intrepid" has broken the record of 11 world's most pioneering explorers who are featured on the bottle. These include Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Karen Darke MBE, Olly Hicks, Sarah Outen MBE, Dwayne Fields FRGS, Levison Wood FRGS and more.