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The Most Expensive Japanese Whisky In The World Just Sold For $300,000



A rare Japanese whisky just became the most expensive ever sold at auction. That’s about $16,500 per hour.


A rare Japanese whisky just became the most expensive ever sold at auction.

The Spirits Business reports that a limited edition bottle of Yamazaki 50-year-old single malt fetched $300,000 at Sotheby’s Finest and Rarest sale in Hong Kong.

That’s more than double its pre-sale price estimate of $140,000.

Paul Wong, specialist at Sotheby’s Wine, Asia, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the new world auction record set by the Yamazaki Aged 50 Years NV, the highest price achieved for any single bottle of Japanese whisky, illustrating a whisky market in full swing.”

Assuming that the bottle contains a fifth of its ultra-rare nectar, each pour is worth around a staggering $16,500. That’s one helluva hangover.

Macallan Imperiale M

While the Yamakazi may sound absurdly expensive, it’s a long way off from the priciest whisky ever sold. In 2014, a bottle of Macallan Imperiale M set the record with a $628,205 price tag at Sotheby’s.

Granted, the faceted crystal decanter held 6 liters of hooch and took 7 craftsmen 50 hours to complete.


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