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Whisky distilled for 110th birthday of founder's grandchild, sells for £44,000

A rare bottle of whisky has sold for £44,000 – around £1,700 a nip.

The bottle of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve was sold at auction in London to an anonymous bidder this weekend. It is the second of 11 bottles to be released to the public. The first sold at Bonhams in Edinburgh in December for a record-breaking £46,850, topping the previous world record of just under £30,000 for a single malt.

The 11 bottles of the 1955 tipple honour Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant, the founder of the Glenfiddich distillery. Mrs Roberts celebrated her 110th birthday in August and is Scotland's oldest living person, a distillery spokeswoman said.

Each bottle celebrates a decade of her life.