Lifestyle & Belief

Rare bottle of Glenfiddich whisky sells for record-breaking $94,000


Adrian Grenier attends Glenfiddich 125th Charity Gala on Liberty Island at The Statue of Liberty on March 15, 2012 in New York City.


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A bottle of 1955 Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve whisky was sold at auction in New York for a record-breaking $94,000.

It is the most expensive bottle ever sold at auction, a spokesman for the Glenfiddich distillery said, the Press Association reported.

The bottle was the third of 11 being released to honor 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.

The auction, held on New York’s Liberty Island, was hosted by actor Adrian Grenier, of "Entourage" fame, the lifestyle website reported.

Proceeds from the sale were to go to SHFT Initiatives, a sustainability-focused charity founded by Grenier, also an environmentalist, and film producer Peter Glatzer.

The organization states its mission as being "to convey a more sustainable approach to the way we live through video, design, art and culture."

Glenfiddich is the world's most-awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, according to a press release carried by MarketWatch.

The first of the 11 bottles Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve whisky reportedly sold at Bonhams in Edinburgh in December for a record-breaking £46,850 (around $74,160), topping the previous world record of just under £30,000 for a bottle of single malt.

The second was bought by an anonymous bidder at the Honorable Artillery Company in London for £44,000.

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