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Rare Malt Lands at Edinburgh Airport

Rare Malt Lands at Edinburgh Airport

Scotch aficionados will have the chance of a lifetime as one of the world’s rarest bottles of whisky goes up for sale at Edinburgh Airport, with all profits going to charity.

The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve sold at auction earlier this year to the World Duty Free Group for £42,000 and is one of only 11 bottles made available to the public.

Passengers travelling through Scotland’s busiest airport can now purchase the exclusive 55 year old single malt, the only bottle in the UK. The price tag for the precious whisky is £52,000, which, if the bottle sells, would make it the highest amount ever paid for a single bottle in a UK airport.

All profits of the sale will go the Lotus Flower Trust charity to help fund the building of a school and home for disadvantaged children in Ramnagar, India.

The bottle lands in the capital on the tail winds of a successful year for whisky trade at Edinburgh Airport. World Duty Free Edinburgh currently holds the record for the entire World Duty Free group for the largest single transaction spent on whisky at £51,000, which was achieved in December 2011.

The Janet Sheed Roberts commemorates the life and spirit of Scot Janet Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant, founder of Glenfiddich. Janet Roberts celebrated her 110th birthday in August 2011, and was the oldest woman in Scotland until she passed away in April this year.