Well, folks, Suntory is at it again at the auction houses, and the figure is even more mind-blowing than you can imagine! This time, the Yamazaki 50-Year-Old 1st Edition 2005 sold for £212,528, in other words roughly $300,000 USD! Absolutely astonishing. Given that the last one sold for roughly $130,000 USD, this is an incredible increase of 130% year over year. Forget Real Estate, buy this stuff! :p
Other whiskies that went up for sale included The Macallan Millennium Decanter 50-Year-Old 1949, which sold for $63,000 USD, and the Karuizawa 50 Year Old 1965, which sold for a little over $55,000 USD.
Paul Wong, the 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.”
Japanese whisky continues to shatter world records at auction. Last April, the world’s largest known collection of Karuizawa set a new world record for the most expensive range of Japanese whisky sold at auction after fetching almost $1 Million USD.