The Tulchan Estate on Speyside, otherwise known as Scotland’s most expensive sporting estate, may soon start serving up vodka instead of Scotch.
The 21,000-acre estate has just been bought by a Russian billionaire Yuri Schefler, reports The Telegraph. Schefler owns SPI Group, which produces and sells alcohol under 380 brands in 160 countries.
The estate — which hit the market last summer for £25 million (roughly $31 million) — lies on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands. It comes with a whole host of accommodation options, from a cosy two-bedroom holiday cottage to Tulchan Lodge, an Edwardian shooting lodge that sleeps 26 and has, in the past, hosted politicians, princes and kings.
“The company has been bought by a company for the principal benefit of Mr Yuri Schefler of Russia, who is well known to the estate having been a regular visitor in the past,” a spokesman for Savills told The Telegraph. “It is understood that the new owner of TSEL will continue to operate the estate as a business.”