The Intrepid – the world’s largest bottle of Scotch whiskey, standing 5ft 11in tall and filled with 311 litres, sold for around $1.4million, according to auction house Lyon and Turnbull. The auction took place online on Wednesday 25 May.
The auction house says The Intrepid is a fine 32-year-old single malt distilled at the prestigious The Macallan in Speyside in 1989. The whiskey entered the Guinness World Record in September 2021 when it was filled l ‘last year.
It is created by Fah Mai Holdings Group Inc. & Rosewin Holdings PLC and presented at Duncan Taylor Scotch Whiskey in Huntly, Scotland, UK. The Intrepid Project was created by Daniel Monk, of Fah Mai and Rosewin Holdings, in memory of his father, Captain Stanley Monk.
The Lyon and Turnbull auction house noted that it is pale golden and has a sweet taste with hints of apple.
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#The Intrepid – officially the largest bottle of scotch in the world #whiskey – reached £1.1m in today’s auction. An adventure from the start, the Intrepid project is dedicated to the spirit and experience of exploration. pic.twitter.com/9G6TJ8nLQg
— Lyon & Turnbull (@LyonandTurnbull) May 25, 2022
Project Intrepid founder Daniel Monk said, “For me and the entire team, Project Intrepid has always been about more than money.”
He said: “This is a passion project to celebrate the life of my late father, Captain Stanley Monk, who was an explorer himself and did many amazing things in his lifetime. Today would have been her birthday, so it was a perfect date to put the Dauntless up for auction.”
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