August 24, 2020 Spirits Business 0

Yamazaki 55 Years Old sells for HK$6.2m at Auction

“The expression is the oldest Japanese whisky to date and smashed its pre-sale estimate of HK$580,000-HK$780,000 (US$74,834-US$100,640).

Suntory launched the single malt whisky in June this year through a customer lottery system. The whisky was only available to customers in Japan. Yamazaki 55 Years Old (46% ABV) was distilled in the 1960s and is limited to 100 bottles. It was matured in a Japanese mizunara oak cask in 1960, and transferred into a white oak cask in 1964.

Daniel Lam, director of wine and whisky, Asia, said: “The stunning price sets a new milestone for the market of Japanese whisky, testament to collectors’ desire and determination to acquire the very best the market has to offer.”

Read the full article on The Spirits Business here.

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