The Canadians have set a new record for the most expensive bottle of whisky sold on Canadian soil. A bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve single malt scotch whisky was sold to a couple known only as Laurie and Dave for $52,000 Canadian dollars (£33,000) at auction and all proceeds were donated to charity. The lucky charity was Wounded Warriors who are a non- profit organisation who support injured Canadian troops. The 1 of only 11 bottles of Glenfiddich was collected by the founder of Wounded Warriors, Wayne Johnston who stated ‘I am truly overwhelmed with the level of support we’ve received from the William Grant & Sons family distillery through this auction’ He continued ‘Every penny from this bottle’s auction will go towards wounded Canadian soldiers and their families’.
This very rare whisky was bottled in recognition of ‘wee Janie Roberts’ or Janet Sheed Roberts to give her proper name who was the granddaughter of William Grant. She was an early whisky pioneer and is largely credited with the success of William Grant & Sons scotch whisky distillers. The question is an obvious one, why was the name never changed to William Grant & Daughters?