The bottle, dubbed The Intrepid, contains 86 gallons of 32-year-old single-malt Scotch whisky from Macallan, one of the oldest and most renowned distilleries in Scotland, and was bottled last year.

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Measuring about 5’11″–taller than most men–and twice as wide, the bottle is the largest bottle of scotch, whisky or whiskey in the world.

It is set to be auctioned by leading Edinburgh-based auction house Lyon & Turnbull and with any amount the sale achieves above £1.3m, 25 per cent will be donated to the Marie Curie charity.

The auction, which will be live online at 12 noon (GMT) on May 25, is set to attract interest from bidders across the globe.

It is hoped the bottle may break the world record for the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold, which is $1.9m.

Auctioneers said 25% of any amount over $1.6 million will be donated to the Marie Curie charity, which supports people with terminal illnesses.

Founded in 1824, The Macallan is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, and its bottles are among the most coveted by collectors.

According to forbes