A GROUP of whisky-lovers is displaying huge spirit after deciding to move the world’s biggest bottle of single malt from Moray to Scotland’s capital.
The bottle had been housed in the Clockhouse Restaurant in Tomintoul Square, but has now made the trip south to be positioned in the Scotch Whisky Experience exhibition on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
It arrived in Edinburgh on Thursday, having been crated in Tomintoul earlier this week and then transported by Forres removal business White and Company.
The bottle, which stands 137cm tall and holds 105 litres of liquid, was made in 2009. It is owned by Mike Drury, of the Whisky Castle shop in Tomintoul, and Dru McPherson, of the Clockhouse Restaurant.
They came up with the idea to create the largest bottle of whisky in the world, and after the massive glass container was completed, Tomintoul Distillery donated its contents – a 14-year-old single malt – for free.
"In 2009 we donated the whisky free of charge in order to try and attract more people into the village of Tomintoul," said distilleries director Robert Fleming.
"When it goes down to Edinburgh, it will not only have our name on the bottle, but people might want to make the trek up to the Highlands, from Edinburgh, and up to Tomintoul."
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