Monday 18 December 2017

Record hope in rare whisky auction

A bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve is being sold in Edinburgh
A bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve is being sold in Edinburgh

A charity is hoping that a rare bottle of whisky will smash a world record when it is sold at auction on Friday.

The bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve is the second of 11 to be released to the public.

The first sold at Bonhams in Edinburgh in December for £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. Each bottle celebrates a decade of her life.

Proceeds from the sale at the Honourable Artillery Company in London will go to Walking With The Wounded, a charity dedicated to the re-training and re-education of injured servicemen and women.

Entrance to the auction is by invitation only and anyone interested in bidding for the whisky, either in person or on the phone, should apply for their place by email at glenfiddich@wwtw.org.uk or by calling 020 7632 4827.

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