32 year old Macallan single malt

Dram good for charity

By Published On: 27th May 20220.9 min readCategories: Food & Beverage

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The biggest bottle of whisky in the world, containing almost 12,000 drams of prized 32-year-old Macallan single malt, has sold at auction for a record price of £1.1million.

An anonymous buyer paid almost £92 a dram to secure the 5ft 11ins tall bottle when it went up for auction at Edinburgh-based auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull.

Photo above - 32 year old Macallan single malt

Record holders side by side

Record holders side-by-side

Known as The Intrepid the bottle - which has been certified by Guinness World Records as the largest - contains 311 litres of whisky, equivalent to almost 444 standard sized bottles.

Named after 11 of the world’s most inspirational pioneering explorers, whose images are featured on the bottle, the unusual auction lot attracted attention from whisky lovers around the world.

Alongside the star attraction there were 10 other Lotts up for grabs at the auction, including a collection of 12 bottles filled with the remaining Macallan whisky from the same casks used to fill The Intrepid.

Proceeds from the sale are to go charity, including Marie Curie and the Campaign Against Living Miserably.