Euro whisky celebrates Scotland’s return 23 years later

The dram was first poured into its cask the day after Scotland went out of the World Cup to Morocco in 1998.

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A celebratory whisky will be cracked open to celebrate Scotland's return to the Euros.

Whisky celebrating Scotland’s return to the Euros will be cracked open the day before their first match – 23 years after it was poured into a cask.

The dram was first poured into its cask on June 24, 1998 – the day after Scotland went out of the World Cup to Morocco, losing 3-0 in St Etienne, France.

After decades of hurt, it will now be bottled the day before Scotland’s opening fixture of Euro 2020 against the Czech Republic on June 14 at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

Bosses at Gleann Mòr Spirits Company said it was time to ‘crack open’ the cask and celebrate Scotland’s return to the major football stage.

Karin Mair of Gleann Mòr Spirits said: “We are delighted to finally be able to share this special edition with Scotland’s long-suffering football fans.

“During the almost 23 years that it’s been ageing, Scotland may have endured football heartache, but this sublime single malt has been waiting patiently, developing its distinctively divine character.

“Along with the rest of the nation, we’ve also waited patiently, but the time has finally come to crack open this whisky and toast Scotland’s return to the major football stage.”

Some 280 bottles of the special whisky will be made.

Karin added: “This whisky is a truly historic collector’s item that no fan of football or fine malt will want to miss.

“Its creation has been a long time coming and we know there will be plenty to celebrate on and off the pitch when it’s finally poured.”