Scottish hotel breaks world record for largest whisky collection

13th December, 2017 by Phoebe French

The Glenesk Hotel in Angus has broken the world record for the largest number of whiskies for sale behind its bar.

The hotel, located in the village of Edzell, has 1,031 different varieties of whisky commercially available.

Owner of The Glenesk, Dylan Wren, is a passionate whisky collector and boasts an impressive collection himself, comprising roughly 1,500 bottles. As these whiskies are part of his own private collection and are not for sale, they cannot be added to the total submitted to Guinness World Records.

The Edzell-based hotel serves whisky from every working distillery in Scotland. Its most expensive dram is the Lagavulin 25-year-old costing £248 a measure.

Other notable whiskies on offer include Tomintoul 33-year-old and Port Ellen 33-year-old, as well as some rare bottlings from the Glencadam….

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4 Responses to “Scottish hotel breaks world record for largest whisky collection”

  1. Agata says:

    Surely You haven’t seen the Dom Whisky in Jastrzębia Góra based in Poland. The whisky bar offers its guests choice from almost 2000 bottles for tasting (rare and old whiskies, limited editions, whiskies from closed distilleries as well as new editions on market) and held 1st polish whisky festival – Festiwal Whiksy Jastrzębia Góra, which now is held once a year at the last weekend of August (5th edition will take place on 24tha dn 25th August 2018 in Jastrzębia Góra.

  2. On this week’s WhiskyCast, we have an interview with Derek Mather of the Artisan Restaurant in Wishaw, Scotland. The Artisan currently has 3,450 different bottles on hand, of which 2,240 are open. Mather was informed that it would cost £6,500 to have a Guinness World Records adjudicator come out to certify the inventory for a “world record” and an additional £3,000/month to license the Guinness World Records trademarks in order to promote said “world record.”

  3. Eric Fergie says:

    That is definitely a great collection however, we have over 1500 different bottlings in our bar in Vancouver, Canada
    Fets Whisky Kitchen

  4. Karuizawa says:

    St. Moritz Hotel Waldhaus with 2500 bottles already in Guinness

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