Bottle of 55-year-old Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve Whisky set world record as the most expensive whisky sold at auction. This bottle, the third of 11 to be released to the public, was sold for $94,000 at auction in New York. The buyer is Mahesh Patel, an Atlanta-based real estate developer.
All 11 bottles of Glenfiddich single-malt whiskies have been lauched to honor Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant, who founded the Glenfiddich distillery 125 years ago. Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve Whisky was created to commemorate the 110th birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts, the oldest living person in Scotland.
We’re excited to have kicked off our 125th anniversary year in such an unprecedented and memorable way, said Lindsay Prociw, senior brand manager for Glenfiddich.
Proceeds from the auction at charity event on New York’s Liberty Island, will benefit SHFT Initiatives, the charitable arm of SHFT, a website founded by Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer to promote sustainability issues.