Huge Bottle of Scotch Set to Catch Over $1,800,000 at Auction


It might cost a pretty penny but this bottle of scotch isn’t your average-sized Joe. The Intrepid was officially certified by Guinness World Records when it was bottled in 2021. Not only is it the largest bottle of scotch in the world, but it’s also about to become the most expensive.

This giant bottle is taller than most men at 5’11 and holds more than three times as much liquid as an average bath, which is around 220 pounds. The craziest part is that it holds 444 standard bottles of scotch. Did someone say party?

Although many see this as a stupid waste of money, there is an upside. Twenty-five percent of any money made in the sale will be donated to Marie Curie cancer charity. That could mean around $62,000 of donations from the sale.

Colin Fraser, of Lyon & Turnbull — who will lead the auction, said: “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.”

One of Scotland’s leading whisky experts, Charles MacLean, broke down the flavours in The Intrepid, saying: “The Intrepid is an elegant whisky, with subtle complexity.

“Its pale hue implies second or third fill casks, which has prevented the flavour being dominated by wood extractives.

“Intriguing and easy to enjoy straight — with (many) friends – on any occasion.”

The bottle was named The Intrepid in honour of 11 record-breakers and change-makers within the industry. A small number of sets were produced, which include a collection of 12 bottles, filled with the remaining 32-year-old Macallan whisky.

Each set includes a replica design of the main bottle, along with individuals dedicated to those associated with the project, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Jamie Ramsay and Karen Darke.

The big bottle will be up for auction on May 25, 2022.


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