Ultra rare Glenfiddich whisky to be auctioned at Bonhams

Andrea Divirgilio / November 1, 2011

Glenfiddich Whiskey

Glenfiddich Whiskey never fails to impress the whisky lovers with its unique taste and limited edition bottles, equally perfect for collectors. Last year whiskey connoisseurs were overwhelmed when a 64-year-old Glenfiddich bottle was on auction at Bonhams and it was sold for $38,000. This year, Glenfiddich has set a milestone by reintroducing first 11 bottles of Glenfiddich whisky from its family’s history. The bottles will be auctioned at Bonhams to mark the 110th birthday of Janet Sheed Gordon, the grand-daughter of Glenfiddich’s founder William Grant.

The bottles contain 55-year-old single malt and first bottle will go under the hammer on the 14th of December this year in Edinburgh. The whiskey is expected to fetch around $48,100 and the proceeds from the sale will go to the Water Aid, a charity for clean and safe water. Other bottles will later be available at the elite whiskey outlets in places like Russia, China, India and US. Chairman of Glenfiddich Peter Gordon says:

“The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve is one of the rarest whiskies Glenfiddich has ever released and is a real part of the family’s history.”

The oldest living woman in Scotland, Janet Sheed Gordon, lives close to the Glenfiddich distillery and has immense knowledge about the creation of whiskies. These 11 bottles of Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve were filled in Cask 4222 in December 1955. The whiskey has a pungent fruit fragrance and the middle notes are made of orange flower water. The end notes leave drying oak notes and vanilla taste. A special travel box is customized for the packing of these rare bottles with hint of blue color inside the box that is said to be Janet’s favorite color.

Via: Cask Strength

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