The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955
Lot 110
The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955
Sold for £46,850 (US$ 72,785) inc. premium

Auction 19021: Whisky
14 Dec 2011 11:00 GMT

Edinburgh
Lot Details
The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955 The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955 The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955 The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955 The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955 The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955 The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955 The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955 The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955 The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955
The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve-1955
This rare and exclusive bottle of 55 Year Old is Glenfiddich's way of commemorating and celebrating Janet's unique contribution to Glenfiddich and her 110th birthday. Wee Janie was 54 when the cask was filled on New Year's 1955. Since then, it has spent the last 55 years maturing in the darkness and chill of Warehouse 29 from 1955 to 2011. After maturation, there is precious little whisky left in refill butt no. 4222. Most has soaked into the barrel or evaporated just 15 bottles were filled in November 2011 at 44.4% volume
1 bottle

Footnotes

  • Tasting notes:
    This precious whisky is pale gold in colour, the
    hue of autumn barley. On the nose, it is light
    and delicate with aromas of soft orange blossom
    and delicate violets intermingling with notes of
    toasted almonds and the subtlest whiff of smoke,
    the sweetness brought out more with a few drops of
    water. A perfect harmony of fruit and floral aromas,
    it has a surprisingly light touch of oak, incredible for
    a whisky that has spent so long in European wood.
    On the taste, creamy vanilla and a gentle smokiness
    are beautifully counterbalanced with some sweeter oak
    notes. A drop or two of water releases further zesty
    orange flavours and an incredible vibrancy. Immediately
    after tasting, the finish is slightly dry, but grows with
    time to become extremely long, lively and sweet.
    It seems incredible, but the original Highland
    character of this precious whisky really shines through,
    even after so many decades, just like The Wee Janie.

Saleroom notices

  • Although 15 bottles have been filled, only 11 will be made available for sale, the remainder are being kept by the family themsleves
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