Rare Glenfiddich scotch to be auctioned at Trump® Toronto
Over 1000 lots of rare wines and spirits, valued at $2.3 million, will be available for bidding at the 11th annual LCBO VINTAGES auction, Friday October 19th in the Grand Ballroom at Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®.
This year, along with fine and rare wines, LCBO will auction one of only 11 bottles of Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 55-Year-Old. It is one of the rarest single malt scotches in the world, valued at $50,000-$70,000.
Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve 55-Year-Old
This 55 year old Scotch whisky, valued at over $50,000, honours Janet Sheed Roberts, granddaughter of the founder of the Glenfiddich distillery, who passed away in April of this year and celebrated her 110th birthday in August 2011 as the oldest living person in Scotland. Only 11 bottles will ever be released to the public, one to celebrate each decade of her life.
Peter Gordon, Glenfiddich chairman and great-nephew of Janet Roberts, commented; “The Glenfiddich Janet Sheed Roberts Reserve is one of the rarest whiskies Glenfiddich has ever released and a real part of my family’s history."
The exquisite 55 year old single malt Scotch whisky is described as light and delicate with aromas of soft orange blossom and delicate violets intermingling with notes of toasted almonds and the subtlest whiff of smoke. To taste, creamy vanilla and a gentle smokiness are beautifully counterbalanced with some sweeter oak notes. Immediately after tasting, the finish is slightly dry but grows with time to become extremely long, lively and sweet.
Proceeds from this sale will go to Wounded Warriors, a not-for-profit organization that assists and improves the quality of life of wounded Canadian soldiers and their families.
The rare scotch to be accompanied by pipers as it enters Trump® Toronto
The VINTAGES auction will be held over two bidding sessions, the first of which will be a perfectly elegant fit at the Grand Ballroom at Trump® Toronto.
The Grand Ballroom is one of many breath-taking spectacles to be seen at Trump® Toronto, as it spans 3,744-square-feet and expands on the "caviar and champagne" aesthetic employed building-wide at Trump® -- a sleek, classic onyx and cream palette envisioned by Toronto's own II BY IV Design Associates. Read more about the Ballroom and events spaces available at Trump® here.
The Grand Ballroom at Trump® Toronto
Before the auction there will be a champagne reception, followed by a four-course dinner paired with a dazzling selection of the great names of Bordeaux. The bidding starts promptly at 8:00 p.m. and will run until bidding closes.
While tickets are sold out for the reception and dinner, the auction is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.
The second day of the auction will be held at Waddington's Auction House at 275 King Street East on October 20, starting at 10 a.m., and will last until bidding closes, and will also be open to the public.
Items up for bid include an array of grand cru Burgundy, a rare six-litre bottle of 1972 DRC, Romanée-Conti and full cases of 1982 and 1986 DRC Romanée-Conti. Cru classés Bordeaux are available in quantity, as well as American cult wines, including the largest assortment of Sine Qua Non ever auctioned by the LCBO.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto® is located at the corner of Bay & Adelaide, in the heart of the city's financial district. Unmatched in its luxury, Trump® Toronto is home to STOCK™ Restaurant and Lounge (featuring a stunning wine list assembled by Master Sommelier John Szabo), SUITS™ Lobby Lounge and Quartz Crystal Spa™.
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