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Rare Glenfiddich whisky sets auction record at ?59,300

London, Sat, 17 Mar 2012 ANI

London, Mar 17 (ANI): An extremely rare bottle of Glenfiddich, the world's most awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has sold for a record-breaking price of 59,300 pounds.


The bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve is the most expensive bottle ever sold at auction, a spokesman for the Glenfiddich distillery said.


The 1955 tipple is the third of 11 to be released to the public.


The first was 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 second bottle was bought by an anonymous bidder at the Honourable Artillery Company in London for 44,000 pounds.


The 11 bottles of the whisky are being released to honour Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant who founded the Glenfiddich distillery 125 years ago.


Roberts, who celebrated her 110th birthday in August, is the oldest living person in Scotland, a spokeswoman for the distillery said.


Each bottle of the single malt Scotch celebrates a decade of her life.


Proceeds from the sale, which occurred during a charity event on New York's Liberty Island, benefit the charitable arm of the sustainable development company SHFT.


"This is the most valuable whisky we have ever auctioned here in Edinburgh and we're thrilled to have helped raise such a significant amount of money for WaterAid," the Daily Mail quoted Martin Green, Bonhams' head of whisky, as saying.


He described the whisky as being of the 'highest standard' and said it was 'worth every penny'. (ANI)


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