Record breaking 5ft 11ins bottle of whisky to go under the hammer
Riverside Whisky Partners continues its look at auctions, with an auction due to take place on the 25th May 2022. This incredible sale is already making headlines across the globe and the positive implications for the industry will be far-reaching. We take a look at some of the key features of the bottle and the collection.
This article was posted by The Evening Standard and we note key points of this amazing auction.
The world’s largest bottle of Scotch whisky, The Intrepid, holds a record-breaking 311 litres of 32-year-old The Macallan. It towers over the standard size bottles in the collection (Lyon & Turnbull) and is taller than most men standing at an incredible 5ft 11ins tall – is to go under the hammer.
When it goes on sale at Edinburgh-based Lyon & Turnbull, containing the equivalent of 444 standard bottles, it is hoped The Intrepid will smash through the 1.9-million dollars (£1.5 million) mark and become the most expensive ever sold.
After maturing in two sister casks in Macallan’s Speyside warehouse for 32 years, the exclusive liquid was bottled last year by Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky, one of the leading independent whisky bottling companies. A small number of sets were also produced, each a collection of 12 bottles, 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. The entire Intrepid Collection, led by the 311-litre bottle, will be auctioned on May 25 starting at noon.
It was named The Intrepid in honour of the drive and record-breaking achievements of 11 of the world’s most pioneering explorers who are featured on the bottle.
These include Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Jamie Ramsay and Karen Darke. Daniel Monk, the founder of The Intrepid Project, said: “The Intrepid could only have been made possible by the explorers and their commitment. “They showed unquestionable personal drive and through the auction, we will support a wide-ranging group of charities with significance to the explorers.
The Intrepid was officially certified by Guinness World Records when it was bottled last year, and auctioneers said any amount the sale achieves above £1.3 million, 25% will be donated to the Marie Curie charity.
“This will become part of The Intrepid’s legacy and leave a lasting impact.”
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