Bottle of 55-Year-Old Glenfiddich Whisky Sets European Record

Dedicated imbibers have a new reason to look to Scotland: Bloomberg is reporting that a bottle of Glenfiddich malt whisky produced to honor the oldest living Scot (Janet Sheed Roberts is 110 years old) sold at auction this week in Edinburgh for $72,632, a European record. Even better: There are still 14 bottles left if your clients are interested.

The 55-year-old Scotch, sold by Bonhams in the Scottish capital, was one of 15 bottles of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve, according to the auction catalog. The whisky, which was put into casks in 1955 and bottled last month, reportedly had a guide price of between $46,629 and $54,400 with proceeds from the sale going to Water Aid.

A bottle from the Glenfiddich distillery, with whisky matured for 64 years, sold for $39,168 at Bonhams in Edinburgh on June 16, 2010. That price compared at the time with a world record of $45,596 for a bottle of Scotch set in Glasgow in 2007. It was since surpassed in a sale in New York. The prices include the auctioneer’s fee.

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