If you’re someone who likes your whiskey large, here’s a piece of information for you! In a unique sale of sorts, Auctioneer brand – Just Whisky is all set to give away a gigantic 105.3-litre bottle of 14-year-old Tomintoul whisky at its upcoming Christmas auction. The huge decanter measures a whopping 1.5 meters tall and contains all of 5,250 drams. Yes, you read that right!
The exclusive single malt scotch is commissioned by four Tomintoul residents “who wanted to create something iconic to promote the village and the distillery on a global stage”. The non-chill-filtered spirit bottle (46% ABV) weighs more than 180 kilos and was filled at the Speyside distillery on 29 August 2009 by a team of 14 people who were headed by distillery expert – Robert Fleming. It bears a 20cm-long cork and an oversized label and is touted as the largest bottle of single malt whiskey in the world.
Commenting on it, Graham Crane, director and co-founder of Just Whisky said, “Every now and then the opportunity to purchase a truly unique bottle of whisky occurs – this is one of those times,” He further added, “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.” The whiskey is currently up for grabs on www.just-whisky.co.uk with bids open until 8pm on Sunday 15 December.