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Rare single-malt whisky bottle sold for ?44k

London, Sun, 12 Feb 2012 ANI

London, Feb 12 (ANI): A rare bottle of 1955 Glenfiddich single-malt whisky fetched 44,000 pounds at a recent auction.

 

The bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve in London to an anonymous telephone bidder.

 

It is the second of 11 bottles to be released to the public.

 

The first one sold at Bonhams in Edinburgh in December for a record breaking 46,850 pounds, topping the previous world record of just under 30,000 pounds 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, the Telegraph reported.

 

According to a spokeswoman for the distillery, 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 will go to Walking With The Wounded, a charity dedicated to the retraining and re-education of injured servicemen and women. (ANI)

 


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