A rare bottle of Yamazaki 50 became the most expensive bottle of Japanese whisky ever sold at auction, selling for a whopping $2,695,000HK (approx. $343,318USD) at the Bonhams Whisky Sale in Hong Kong.
“The Yamazaki 50-year-old is an exceptional whisky and, of course, very rare indeed,” said Daniel Lam, Bonhams head of fine wine and whisky. “This new world record for a bottle of Japanese whisky – just a few months after we set the previous one – and the world record we set for Scotch whisky in May demonstrate that the auction market for single malt whisky is in good health.”
Matured in casks made from mizunara (Japanese Oak) this luxurious whisky is produced by Japanese giant Suntory in its Yamazaki distillery Osaka Prefecture. Released in 2005, only 50 bottles of truly rare whisky were made.
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