Monday, March 19, 2012
Most expensive whisky sold: Glenfiddich single-malt whisky set world record
NEW YORK, USA--The 55-year-old bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve, one of only 11 in the world, was bought by Mahesh Patel, an Atlanta-based real estate developer, at auction in New York, for 94,000 US dollars (£59,335)- setting the new world record for the Most expensive whisky sold at auction,
according to World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The World's Most Expensive Whisky sold at auction: Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit SHFT Initiatives, the charitable arm of SHFT, a website founded by Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer to promote sustainability issues.
The Guinness world record for the largest spirit tasting was achieved by 2,252 participants in an event organised by Whisky Unlimited in Gent, Belgium.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Largest collection of whisky bottles was set by Alfredo Gonçalves of Lisbon, Portugal, who has collected 10,500 unduplicated whisky bottles in all different shapes.
The World's Most Expensive whisky was created to commemorate the 110th birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts, granddaughter of Glenfiddich founder William Grant, and the oldest living person in Scotland.
This extremely rare whisky was created to commemorate the 110th birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts, granddaughter of Glenfiddich founder William Grant in late 2011.
This offering has quickly established itself as the benchmark for fine and rare whiskies, with Bottle #1 fetching an unprecedented 46,850 pounds Sterling ($72,630) at auction in the UK in December 2011.
Bottle #2 was subsequently sold for 44,000 pounds at an event hosted by HRH Prince Harry.
The sale of this third bottle reaffirms the brand's position among the world's most valuable Single Malt Whiskies, and is a fitting tribute to the distillery's 125 years of pioneering achievements.
"We're excited to have kicked off our 125th anniversary year in such an unprecedented and memorable way," said Lindsay Prociw, senior brand manager for Glenfiddich.
Related world records:
malt whiskey: Mortlach 70-Year-Old Speyside
Expensive Bottle of Spirits: Donald Edge
whisky bottle: Tomintoul Distillery
collection of Scottish whiskies: Claive Vidiz
expensive bottles of whisky: Bowmore
Monday, March 19, 2012 1:55 PM