Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve to beat $94,000 whisky world record?

A bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve could push the whisky auction world record close tomorrow (October 19).

The 55-year-old bottle is coming to auction in Toronto with a $70,000 high estimate, yet such is the fervour surrounding the drop that it could achieve significantly more.

Glenfiddich Jenet Sheed Roberts whisky
Is the whisky record set to go again?

Distilled on new year's eve in 1955, just 15 bottles of the single malt were produced in 2011 to mark the 110th birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant, Glenfiddich's founder, with only 11 offered to the public.

The current whisky auction record is held by another of the 11, which sold for $94,000 (£59,350) at a US auction in March of this year.

All proceeds from the sale will go to the Wounded Warriors charity, which helps wounded Canadian soldiers and their families.

The whisky auction record will face a further test later in the month, when one of 12 bottles of Bowmore 1957 appears at a Bonhams New York auction on October 28.

Another of the 12 failed to meet its hefty £100,000 ($162,000) reserve when it auctioned in Edinburgh on October 10. The New York bottle has the same reserve.

Whisky investment is a boom market, with valuation experts Highland Whisky recently predicting a 17.44% pa increase in market value from 2011 to 2020.

The Toronto auction will also feature an extremely rare six litre bottle of 1972 DRC Romanee-Conti Burgundy, as well as cases of the 1982 and 1986.

We will bring you full results of the auctions right here.

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