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Historic Japanese whisky fetches over $32,000

on 18/08/14 at 12:03 pm


Yamazaki-50-year-old-auctionOne of the world’s rarest bottles of Japanese whisky, a 50-year-old Yamazaki single malt, has sold at auction in Hong Kong for more than $32,000

On Friday 15 August, Asia’s largest ever sale of Japanese whisky took place at Bonhams Hong Kong, where the rare Yamazaki bottle fetched HK$257,000 (£19,886).

Bottled in 2011, the rare whisky is one of only 150 produced and sold above its pre-sale estimate of HK$190,000, Bloomberg reported.

A collection of Hanyu Ichiro’s Playing Cards whisky, said to be the most comprehensive in the auction history of Hong Kong, also sold for HK$159,250 (£12,310).