The only bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve scotch in Canada is sold for $52,000
A couple from Etobicoke dropped 52 grand on a single bottle of very rare scotch at the Vintages auction at Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto on Friday night. The couple—Dave and Laurie (they declined to give their last name)—purchased the bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve, a 55-year-old single malt with a run of only 11 worldwide, in support of Wounded Warriors, a not-for-profit organization that assists wounded Canadian soldiers and their families. The entire Janet Sheed Roberts line is being auctioned for charity, and to date it has raised $393,839.25, including a $94,000 sale last March in New York and a £46,850 return in Edinburgh last year. Of course, in the world of charity booze auctions those figures are relative peanuts: the Cire Perdue, a 64-year-old Macallan single malt in an ornate Lalique crystal decanter, set the world record in 2010 for a Scotch sold at auction by netting a gaudy $460,000.