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Issue 43 - Whisky attraction

Scotland Magazine Issue 43
February 2009


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Whisky attraction

The world’s largest whisky collection has arrived in Scotland, brought home from Brazil by leading whisky manufacturer, Diageo.

Featuring 3,384 bottles, the recordbreaking collection was built up during 35 years by Brazilian whisky enthusiast, Claive Vidiz, who has scoured the world to create the magnificent collection. The bottles are currently being stored in a high security location in Scotland, after being shipped 6,500 miles from Sao Paulo. A specially designed vault is being created at the Scotch Whisky Experience to display the collection.

The vault is part of a £2million investment at the five-star tourist attraction on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Among the many rare bottles is a Strathmill single malt produced to celebrate the Speyside distillery’s 100th anniversary, one of only 100 bottles ever produced.

The collection will be a major highlight of a new-look tour. Visitors to the Experience will have the opportunity to view this unique and intriguing collection up close, 364 days of the year, from spring 2009.