Current Location

Fetching weather...

Largest bottle of single malt whisky returns to birthplace

The special 105.3 litre bottle of Tomintoul was bought by Angus Dundee Distillers for £15,000.

Tomintoul whisky.
Cheers: Master distiller Robert Fleming with the bottle.

The world’s largest bottle of single malt whisky is heading back home to its birthplace in the heart of the Cairngorms.

The special 105.3 litre bottle of Tomintoul was bought on Sunday by Angus Dundee Distillers for £15,000 following an online auction with Fife-based auctioneers Just Whisky.

The company, which owns Tomintoul Distillery, outbid buyers from across the globe.

It now plans to send the 14-year-old whisky back to where it was originally filled.

The bottle, which stands at 4ft 9in tall and is able to serve up 5250 drams, was originally commissioned by two local businesses in a bid to bring more tourism to the area.

The whisky – donated by the distillery – was filled under the supervision of Guinness World Records and then moved to the village of Tomuntoul to be put on display.

It then spent a brief period in Edinburgh at The Scotch Whisky Experience, before returning to the village in 2014.

Once transported back to Tomintoul Distillery, the bottle will go on display for visitors to see.

Robert Fleming, Tomintoul Distillery director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have this unique bottle of 14-year-old back at the distillery, where our team filled it ten years ago.

“As a world record holder, it’s a unique part of whisky history and an important chapter for Tomintoul Distillery.”

You're up to date

You've read today's top stories. Where would you like to go next?