Iconic record-breaking whisky auctions

24th September, 2020 by Melita Kiely

Yamazaki 55 Years Old

Yamazaki-55-years-old-whiskyBack in June, Suntory released a 55-year-old single malt whisky through a customer lottery system, meaning only customers in Japan were eligible to buy it.

The Yamazaki 55 Years Old (46% ABV) was distilled in the 1960s and matured in a Japanese mizunara oak cask in 1960 before being transferred into a white oak cask in 1964. Only 100 bottles were created.

Last month, Bonhams Hong Kong expected a bottle of Yamazaki 55 Years Old to sell for between UK$580,000 (US$74,834) and HK$780,000 (US$100,640). However, the pre-sale estimates were wildly under the closing pricing of HK$6.2 million (US$795,000) – a new record for the most expensive Japanese whisky sold at auction.

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