Glenfiddich 125th Anniversary Celebration and AuctionMarch 16th, 2012
I couldn’t make it to this event, but I heard it was a great time and all for a good cause. It’s nice to see the whisky companies using these rare old whiskies for charitable endeavors. If we can’t afford to taste the whisky, at least we know it’s being put to good use.
Last evening a gala was held on Liberty Island, New York to celebrate 125 years of Glenfiddich. Actor Adrian Grenier hosted the charitable event along with Glenfiddich’s malt master, Brian Kinsman. An auction was held to benefit SHFT Initiatives which promotes sustainability issues through the intersection of commerce, art and design, and communication. Sold at the auction was a bottle of the 55 year old Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve, one of only eleven bottles available in the world. The hammer price was a record breaking $94,000. This now stands as the most expensive bottle of single malt scotch whisky sold at auction, according to the press release.
This commemorative bottling was created to honor the 110th birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant, Glenfiddich’s founder.
Left to right: Actor Adrian Grenier, Christie’s vice president Rachel Orkin-Ramney, and Mahesh Patel following Patel’s purchase of Glenfiddich’s Janet Sheed Reserve for $94,000.