A 55-year-old bottle of Scotch sold at auction this week for a record breaking $72,630, the most ever paid for a single malt whiskey.
Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve was created to honor Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of the founder of the Glenfiddich distillery.
A specialist at the Edinburgh based Bonhams auction house told the BBC:
“It’s not often a whisky of this stature comes up at auction,” and “The rarity and quality of the liquid, the exquisite bespoke packaging and the story behind its creation makes this a collectible that’s hard to value.”
In the meantime the sale is about to become a little less rare with 11 more bottles of the same scotch to be sold later this year. Proceeds from the sale of each bottle will go to international charity Water Aid.
While I think that price for a single bottle of whiskey is beyond ridiculous I would still love to try it just to satisfy my own whiskey loving mind.
Would you be willing to pay nearly $75,000 for a bottle of whiskey if you had the cash to spare?