The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve sold for £44,000 at an auction in London last night and every penny from the sale goes directly to the charities supported by Walking With The Wounded.
Walking With The Wounded is a charity dedicated raising funds for the re-training and re-education of our injured servicemen and women. Glenfiddich is lead sponsor of Walking With The Wounded’s forthcoming Everest 2012 Expedition and the team of wounded servicemen embarking on this challenge attended last night’s auction to witness the bidding and final sale.
The rare 55 year old single malt Scotch whisky was created in honour of Janet Sheed Roberts, the granddaughter of William Grant – founder of the Glenfiddich distillery – who celebrated her 110th birthday in August, making her the oldest living person in Scotland.
Edward Parker, co-founder of Walking With The Wounded, commented: “We’re delighted that Glenfiddich auctioned this rare single malt Scotch whisky on behalf of Walking With The Wounded. The live auction was thrilling to watch and we couldn’t be happier with the amount raised – it is a great boost to our wounded serviceman heading off on the Everest expedition. Every penny raised will go to re-training and re-educating wounded servicemen and women from our armed conflicts. Together, alongside companies like Glenfiddich, we can take steps for a better future.”