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Monday, March 19, 2012

Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve Sells for Record $94,000 at Benefit for SHFT Initiatives

Janet Sheed Roberts, at 110 years old, is the oldest person in Scotland. She is also the granddaughter of William Grant, who founded the Glenfiddich Distillery 125 years ago.

To celebrate Roberts' longevity the distillery created a special 11 bottle set of a 1955 single malt Scotch, marking each decade of her life. The company is auctioning off the whisky at special fundraisers and breaking records along the way. They have become the most expensive bottles ever sold at auction, according to Glenfiddich.

The first sold at Bonhams in Edinburgh in December for a record-breaking $72,630, topping the previous world record of just under $47,500 for a bottle of single malt. The second was bought by an anonymous bidder at the Honourable Artillery Company in London at an event hosted by HRH Prince Harry for $69,500.

On Friday, a bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky sold for $94,000 on New York's Liberty Island at a fundraiser for SHFT Initiatives, which promotes sustainability issues through the intersection of commerce, art and design, and communication. The event was hosted by Adrian Grenier, who played Vincent Chase in the HBO series Entourage.

1 comment:

Alcohol Server Training from AACEA said...

HOLY! That is some super old Glenfiddich! I wonder if any of the stuff still good to drink? (But then... who would open that bottle!? Crazy!)