Glenfiddich auctions Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve for charity
April 5, 2012: Bottle No 10, fourth of the eleven bottles of the recently released 55 year old single malt Scotch whisky – The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve, launched in honour of the granddaughter of William Grant, the founder of William Grant & Sons Distillers Limited UK was auctioned via Video Conference to a buyer in UK and proceeds of this auction have been donated to RADF – a Foundation in India working towards sustainable development in rural India, with a strong focus on water conservation on Organic farms in Uttarakhand.
The ceremony was conducted between two cities simultaneously, from London, where the actual buyer representative was handed over Bottle No 10 of the Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve by a senior William Grant & Sons Distillers Limited UK representative to The Oberoi Gurgaon; where it was beamed live to a carefully selected audience of friends of Glenfiddich and other attendees as Mr Peter Gordon, Chairman WGS, personally handed over the drafted auctioned amount of £ 35,000 to Ms Ayesha Grewal from RADF.
Mrs. Roberts celebrated her 110th birthday in August 2011 and is now the oldest living person in Scotland.
Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve is an exceptional 55 year old single malt Scotch whisky, with stunning packaging inspired by some of Janet Roberts’ favourite personal items. Brodie Nairn of Glasstorm, carefully created the hand-blown bottles while Fattorini’s individually hand pressed each bottle stopper with Janet Roberts’ initials, monogrammed in gold on an aquamarine Cloisonné medallion. The bottle is encased in a luxurious leather box fabricated by Geoffrey Parker Games, which was inspired by Janet Roberts’ leather travel trunk, complete with a Scottish deer horn toggle and lined with a bespoke patterned silk.