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Yamazaki 50 forecast to fetch HK$2.4m at auction

A bottle of Yamazaki 50-year-old Japanese whisky is expected to fetch up to HK$2.4 million (US$304,748) when it goes under the hammer in Hong Kong next month.

Yamazaki 50 is expected to sell for between HK$1.8m-HK$2.4m

Due to be auctioned by Bonhams on 17 August, the oldest whisky from the Japanese distillery is predicted to sell for a minimum of HK$1.8m (US$229,311).

Daniel Lam, Bonhams head of fine wine and whisky in Hong Kong, said: “The Yamazaki 50-year-old is a very rare and special whisky and I am expecting a lot of interest from collectors.

“It leads a sale which offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire the finest of Japanese whiskies and some of the most sought-after names in Scotch whisky, such as Macallan, Port Ellen and Ardbeg.”

More than 260 bottles have been entered into the auction. More than 40 Yamazaki bottles have been submitted, including a 35-year-old expression that is expected to sell for between HK$350,000-HK$500,000.

A bottle of Karuizawa Sumo Trio Distilled in 1981, 1982 and 1983, framed with a crafted humidor designed by Ukiyo-e artist Hachisuka Kuniaki, is forecast to fetch between HK$90,000-HK$120,000. Only 340 sets were produced.

Other lots include a selection of Macallans, such as the Macallan Fine & Rare 1937 37-year-old (with an auction estimate of HK$260,000-HK$320,000) and Macallan Fine & Rare 1946 56-year-old (HK$250,000-HK$300,000).

Earlier this month, a bottle of 1966 Bowmore sold for a record-breaking £51,611 (US$68,67) at auction, while a Macallan miniature tripled its predicted auction price.

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