UK spirits group William Grant will next week auction the world's oldest Scotch whisky in New York.

One of the four remaining bottles of Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937 will be put on the block in the Vanderbilt Hall at the city's Grand Central station. The auction, in conjunction with New York-based charity City Harvest, is part of the city's Tartan Week celebrations to promote Scottish culture and heritage.

The item for auction is therefore the only 750 mL bottle of the Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937 ever produced. The spirit was slowly aged in cask for 64 years and bottled in 2001, resulting in "a liquid of deep, robust character", William Grant said.

"With a rich walnut colour, nose of toffee, cinnamon and cloves and sweet, cedar-y palette, this extraordinary Scotch whisky brims with complex yet subtle notes."

Glenfiddich Malt Master David Stewart added: "Glenfiddich Rare Collection 1937 is a truly unique and exquisite malt whisky of exceptional character. As well as being the oldest Scotch whisky in the world and a very collectible piece, it would make for the most wonderful taste experience."

The whisky will be sold to the highest bidder with proceeds donated to City Harvest, a charity charged with ending hunger in communities in New York.