(Image source: Glenfiddich)

 

BY NATHAN GIANNINI
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

The last remaining bottle of an extremely rare whisky will be up for auction in California on Tuesday. 

 

Just 15 bottles of the 55-year-old Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve were made and only 11 were released to the public.

 

The whisky is named after the granddaughter of Glenfiddich founder William Grant. Roberts turned 110 last year and to honor the historic milestone, the company selected a cask that had been aging since New Year’s Eve 1955. 

 

The Glenfiddich Malt Master describes the whisky as “...a perfect harmony of fruit and floral aromas and has a surprising light touch of oak, incredible for a whisky that has spent so long in European wood.”

 

The bottle will be up for grabs at an auction in Los Angeles with all proceeds benefiting the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank. 

 

The first two bottles from the cask sold for around $70,000 at a UK auction in 2011. The latest bottle sold for $94,000 in New York earlier this year.

 

That’s pretty pricey bottle of hooch, but it’s a far cry from the most expensive ever. That honor goes to this 64-year-old Macallan, which sold for a staggering $460,000 in 2010.

 

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Last Bottle of Rare 1955 Whisky Up for Auction

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Dec 11, 2012

Last Bottle of Rare 1955 Whisky Up for Auction

 

(Image source: Glenfiddich)

 

BY NATHAN GIANNINI
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

The last remaining bottle of an extremely rare whisky will be up for auction in California on Tuesday. 

 

Just 15 bottles of the 55-year-old Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve were made and only 11 were released to the public.

 

The whisky is named after the granddaughter of Glenfiddich founder William Grant. Roberts turned 110 last year and to honor the historic milestone, the company selected a cask that had been aging since New Year’s Eve 1955. 

 

The Glenfiddich Malt Master describes the whisky as “...a perfect harmony of fruit and floral aromas and has a surprising light touch of oak, incredible for a whisky that has spent so long in European wood.”

 

The bottle will be up for grabs at an auction in Los Angeles with all proceeds benefiting the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank. 

 

The first two bottles from the cask sold for around $70,000 at a UK auction in 2011. The latest bottle sold for $94,000 in New York earlier this year.

 

That’s pretty pricey bottle of hooch, but it’s a far cry from the most expensive ever. That honor goes to this 64-year-old Macallan, which sold for a staggering $460,000 in 2010.

 

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