The first bottle of the Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve – one of the rarest single malt Scotch whiskies ever distilled – set a record as the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold at auction when it reached £46,850 ($72,630).
Only 11 bottles of the 55 year old single malt Scotch will ever be released to the public to honour Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant – founder of the Glenfiddich distillery. Mrs Roberts celebrated her 110th birthday in August 2011 and is the oldest living person in Scotland.
The auction – held at Bonhams in Edinburgh – garnered interest from around the world, with the final auction price of £46,850 breaking the previous top sale of £29,400. All proceeds from this auction were donated to international charity WaterAid.