50-Year-Old Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky Bottle Sells For Japanese Record $298,879

Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky
Yamazaki

A 50-year-old bottle of Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky from Japan has just mashed Japanese whisky records. The bottle sold for a whopping 2,337,000 HKD at Sotheby’s which is around $299,000 USD. This sale makes the 50-year-old Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky the single most expensive bottle of Japanese whisky ever. The bottle came along with a special handcrafted wooden case.

This bottle of Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky is part of a 2011 release from Suntory’s Master Blender Fukuyo Shinji. That release was comprised of 150 bottles, all of which are incredibly valuable. It’s hard to believe that a single bottle of Japanese whisky can fetch more than a rare Lamborghini but that’s exactly what happened.

What makes this sale even crazier is how affordable Yamazaki can be. You can pick up a bottle of Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve for $63, 12-year-old for $107, and 18-year-old for $293. The jump from 18-year-old to 50-year-old is almost unfathomable. Never have I had the chance to drink a whiskey older than 28 years but this Yamazaki 50 sounds divine.

Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky
Yamazaki

This isn’t the first time that a bottle of Japanese whisky has sold for over $100,000. According to Gear Patrol, a relatively similar bottle of 50-year-old Yamazaki sold for $129,000 in 2016.

Images in this article courtesy of Gear Patrol by way of Yamazaki and Hypebeast

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