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Rare whisky auctioned to celebrate 110th birthday

1st November, 2011 by db_staff

Glenfiddich has announced that it is releasing 11 special bottles to mark the 110th birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts, granddaughter of the distillery’s founder, William Grant, writes India Kirby.

One of the 11 bottles of the 55-year-old Speyside single malt will go up for auction at Bonhams in Edinburgh on 14 December, with all proceeds from the sale going to Water Aid, a charity that Glenfiddich continually supports.

The remaining 10 bottles of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve will be auctioned around the world over the coming months.

Bonhams has predicted that collectors will be extremely interested in this unique bottle of whisky.

Martin Green of Bonhams said: “It’s not often a whisky of this nature comes up at auction.

“The rarity and quality of liquid, the exquisite bespoke packaging and the story behind its creation make this a collectible that is hard to value. I wouldn’t be surprised if it reaches in excess of £30,000.”

Janet Sheed Roberts is one of the oldest people living in Scotland and the last surviving grandchild of William Grant.

She has played an active part in the family business over the years and to this day lives close to the Glenfiddich distillery.

Peter Gordon, chairman of Glenfiddich and great-nephew of Janet Roberts, said: “The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve is one of the rarest whiskies the company has ever released and it is a real part of the family’s history.”

He went on to say: “My great-aunt has witnessed great change at the Glenfiddich distillery over the past 100 years, so it only seems fitting to honour her remarkable life in this way.”

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