As expected, Yamazaki 55 has set a new record for a single bottle of Japanese whisky sold at auction, selling for a whopping HKD $6.2 million / USD $800K including the buyer’s premium.The record was set on August 21 at Bonham’s HK. The previous record was set by Yamazaki 50 back in 2018, which sold for around USD $343K at the time.
Just 100 bottles of Yamazaki 55 were released this year via lottery here in Japan, with a sticker price of 3.3 million yen after tax (USD $31K).
While expensive, that seems like pocket change compared to this auction sale price. $800K is approximately 25x the original investment. A helluva return!
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