Over the past few months I’ve been getting into and trying all sorts of single malt whiskies. I know some rare wines sell for crazy amounts of money but I never realised the same could be said of certain whiskies until this bit of news caught my eye.
One of the world famous malt whisky houses, Glenfiddich, had announced that they were to auction off for charity, one of their rarest ever bottles in aid of Walking With The Wounded. The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve is a 55 year old single malt honouring Janet Sheed Roberts who is the granddaughter of William Grant, the founder of Glenfiddich Distillery. Janet celebrated her 110th birthday in August 2011 and is the oldest living person in Scotland. This whisky, the second one to be sold, is one of only 11 bottles of this rarest malt that will ever be released and each one commemorates each decade of Janet’s life.
The first bottle sold for £46,850 in late 2011 and this one was sold at Christies in London for £44,000 last Friday. There are 9 bottles to go and I’m just wondering how long I’ve got to save up to be able to bid for bottle No 11!!