Wednesday, August 15, 2012
First 24-hour whisky tasting: Scotland sets world record
Brighton, UK -- Made up of several smaller tastings spread out across eight whiskey shops in eight cities in the UK over a span of 643 miles, the world's first 24-hour whisky tasting served more than 130 people and sets the world record for the first 24-hour whisky tasting , according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
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The Guinness world record for the Largest collection of whisky bottles was set by Alfredo Gonçalves of Lisbon, Portugal, who has collected 10,500 unduplicated whisky bottles in all different shapes.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest spirit tasting was achieved by 2,252 participants in an event organised by Whisky Unlimited in Gent, Belgium.
Starting in Inverness just after midnight the group travelled to host eight different whisky tastings in eight whisky shops across eight cities between Inverness and Brighton, 643 miles away, according to The Drinks Business website.
The core group which included John Glaser from Compass Box, Andrew Torrance and David Whyte from the Whisky Shop and whisky writer Dominic Roskrow, held eight tastings for more than 130 people in eight Whisky Shops in one long day.
Each tasting had a different theme, but was based around three core Compass Box whiskies – the Great King Street blend, the Peat Monster and The Spice Tree.
Travelling by car, the team reached their destination in Brighton at 11.30pm, 30 minutes within their 24 hour deadline.
Related world records:
Most expensive whisky: Bottle Of Macallan Sells sets world record (VIDEO)
Most expensive whisky sold: Glenfiddich single-malt whisky set world record
Oldest malt whiskey: Mortlach 70-Year-Old Speyside
Most Expensive Bottle of Spirits: Donald Edge
Largest whisky bottle: Tomintoul Distillery
Largest collection of Scottish whiskies: Claive Vidiz
Most expensive bottle of whisky: Bowmore
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 11:30 AM