The first bottle of the Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve – one of the rarest single malt Scotch whiskies ever distilled – set a record as the most expensive bottle of whisky ever sold at auction when it reached £46,850 ($72,630).
Only 11 bottles of the 55 year old single malt Scotch will ever be released to the public to honour Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant – founder of the Glenfiddich distillery. Mrs Roberts celebrated her 110th birthday in August 2011 and is the oldest living person in Scotland.
The auction – held at Bonhams in Edinburgh – garnered interest from around the world, with the final auction price of £46,850 breaking the previous top sale of £29,400. All proceeds from this auction were donated to international charity WaterAid.
No word yet on the buyer. We're hoping it's winging its way to San Diego. You stay classy Ron Burgundy.