Rare bottle of whisky sold for £44k
Published 11/02/2012 | 02:59
A rare bottle of whisky has sold for £44,000.
The bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve was sold at auction in London to an anonymous telephone bidder.
It is the second of 11 to be released to the public.
The first sold at Bonhams in Edinburgh in December for a record breaking £46,850, topping the previous world record of just under £30,000 for a bottle of single malt.
The 11 bottles of the 1955 tipple are being released to honour Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant who founded the Glenfiddich distillery.
Mrs Roberts, who celebrated her 110th birthday in August, is the oldest living person in Scotland, a spokeswoman for the distillery said.
Each bottle celebrates a decade of her life.
Proceeds from the sale at the Honourable Artillery Company will go to Walking With The Wounded, a charity dedicated to the re-training and re-education of injured servicemen and women.
The distillery is also supporting a group of injured veterans from the charity who are attempting to conquer Everest.