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The Scotch Whisky Experience marks 25 years

Edinburgh’s whisky visitor attraction, The Scotch Whisky Experience, is celebrating 25 years in the capital with a specially-designed commemorative Quaich designed and hand-crafted by Edinburgh jeweller and silversmiths, Hamilton & Inches, which will be on display at The Scotch Whisky Experience for the remainder of the year.

The highly ornate, one-off piece features an elaborately designed lid, set with a 275 carat citrene stone and gold plating on the inside.

Home to the world’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky, The Scotch Whisky Experience is celebrating its silver anniversary this year with a number of events, including the launch of a limited-edition 25 year old blend and the creation of an alumni group, to help chart the history of the attraction and the people behind its success. 

The commemorative blend, which goes on sale today, has been made using 25 year old Single Malt whiskies from across Scotland and is limited to only 252 bottles.

Susan Morrison, director and general manager of The Scotch Whisky Experience, said: “Quaichs and Whisky have gone hand-in-hand for hundreds of years, so we are pleased to mark our silver anniversary with this exquisite piece of work.  The team at Hamilton & Inches understood what we were looking for in the piece and the results are truly stunning.

“The Quaich will go on public display for the rest of 2013 and we hope it proves as popular with our visitors as our record breaking collection of Scotch Whisky.

The team at Hamilton & Inches, led by Jon Hunt and Colin Golder, have 50 years of experience in working with silver. The piece is similar in style to the Quaich, which the silversmiths designed for the Downing Street Silver Trust, although the Quaich has been specially designed with Scotland’s national drink in mind.

15 May 2013 - Felicity Murray