World’s largest bottle of whiskey sold for $1.4 million

(CNN) — The world’s largest bottle of whiskey, called “The Intrepid,” has sold for about $1.4 million, according to auction house Lyon and Turnbull.

The bottle, which measures 1.80 meters, was held by the Guinness World Record in September 2021. It holds 82.16 US gallons, or 311 litres. That’s the equivalent of 444 standard bottles, enough for 5,287 whiskey sours made with 2 ounces of whiskey each.

The liqueur is a 1989 Macallan single malt that spent 32 years maturing in oak barrels at the Scottish Macallan Distillery before being bottled in 2021. It is pale gold in color and has a sweet flavor with hints of apple, says the house of auctions.

The record breaking bottle from Fah Mai and Rosewin Holdings was auctioned off by Lyon and Turnbull.

The record breaking bottle from Fah Mai and Rosewin Holdings was auctioned off by Lyon and Turnbull. (Credit: Lyon & Turnbull)

It was sold Wednesday to an international collector, according to Lyon and Turnbull.

The Intrepid project was created as a collaboration between Fah Mai, a Thailand-based investment firm, and Rosewin Holdings, a London-based firm, which invest in whiskey and other spirits.

The project’s founder, Daniel Monk, was inspired by his father’s “passion for adventure and exploration,” the auction house says. Eleven explorers appear on the bottle label, including Ranulph Fiennes and Robin Knox-Johnston.

The largest whiskey bottle in the world measures around 1.80 meters.

The largest whiskey bottle in the world measures around 1.80 meters.

The auction will support various charities, including Marie Curie and Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), says Lyon.

The huge bottle is not the most expensive container of whiskey that has been sold to date. That honor goes to a 60-year-old Macallan sold for $1.53 million in 2018.

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