A bottle of the 55 year-old Glenfiddich malt whisky we reported on a couple of weeks back has been sold at auction for a, (European) record breaking £46,850. The bottle is only one of 15 bottles produced to celebrate the birthday of Janet Roberts, Scotland’s oldest resident, who turned 110 earlier this year, is a member of the Grant family, (founders of the whisky), and lives next to the distillery in the Scottish Highlands.
The Janet Sheed Robers Reserve was put into casks in 1955 and finally bottled last month. The guide price in the Bonhams catalogue suggested anywhere between £30,000 and £35,000 with all proceeds going to the charity WaterAid.
If anything, Janet should be proud that she has become such a good marketing tool for Glenfiddich, who have made various reserves to celebrate her birthday in the past. In my view, it’s a very endearing story so here’s to another couple of 100 years to Mrs. Roberts!