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.”