World Record Smashed at Bonhams Whisky Sale in edinburgh
£46, 850 PAID FOR BOTTLE CELEBRATING THE 110 YEARS OF LIFE OF SCOTLAND’S OLDEST INHABITANT
A rare and exclusive bottle of 55 Year Old Glenfiddich commemorating and celebrating the 110th birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant – founder of the Glenfiddich distillery – and the oldest person in Scotland sold for a world record £46,850 at Bonhams Whisky auction in Edinburgh today (14 December). The previous world record for a bottle of single malt at auction was £29,700.
The cask was filled on New Year’s Eve 1955 and over the past 55 years so much of the liquid has evaporated or soaked into the barrel that there is only enough whisky left to fill 15 bottles. Eleven of these - one to celebrate each decade of Janet Sheed Roberts’ life - will be sold at auctions round the world over the coming 12 months to raise money for charity. The proceeds of the bottle auctioned today will go to support Water Aid.
Bonhams Head of Whisky, Martin Green, said, “It’s a great privilege to have sold a bottle with such a distinguished pedigree and for such a good cause. We area all delighted.”
In total the sale raised £215,000 and 93% the lots were sold.
For further sale information please go to www.bonhams.com/whisky
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But is it any good? That works out to almost $3100 a dram. If I had the money, I'm thinking I could buy over 700 bottles and have the next 30 years of whisky drinking covered. I guess the scary thought is that I'm going to spend the better part of $70,000 on whisky over the next 30 years. Don't let my wife know!
Don't worry Dale, we'll keep it secret ;) At least.....the money is going to charity :D
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