Another record-setting whisky sale

The record-setter, for now.
This story line seems to be nearly a monthly one: Whisk(e)y sells for beaucoup bucks.

This week it was a 55-year-old bottle of Scotch sold at auction for $72,630, the most ever paid for a single malt whiskey.

The item in question was a Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve, created to honor the granddaughter of the founder of Scotland's Glenfiddich distillery. At age 110, she is believed to be the oldest living Scot.

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. ... 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."

The record may be a fleeting one, however. Eleven more bottles of the same scotch are scheduled to be sold later this year as a fundraiser for Water Aid, the international charity.

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