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New World Auction Record for Any Single Bottle of Japanese Whisky: 29th January, 2018

New World Auction Record for Any Single Bottle of Japanese Whisky: 29th January, 2018

HONG KONG, 29 JANUARY 2018 – Adam Bilbey, Head of Sotheby’s Wine Asia, commented, “With the hammer dropping above the high estimate, this was an incredible way to kick off our 2018 sales in Hong Kong! Once again we saw active bidding from across Asia, underpinned by discerning buyers here in Hong Kong. The finest wines from Burgundy continued to hit new highs in addition to strong interest in the great wines of Bordeaux.  We have no time to draw breath, with upcoming sales in New York, London and then our Spring Sales here in Hong Kong at the Convention and Exhibition Centre that promises some of the most exciting sales we have ever offered in Asia. Watch this space….” 

Paul Wong, Specialist, Sotheby’s Wine, Asia, expresses, “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! ”

Sold at HK$2,337,000 / US$ 298,879 / £209,740

Est was for HK$700,000 – 1,100,000 / US$90,000 – 140,000.    

Twice the Pre-Sale High Estimate

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Kininvie 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 21) - The First Drops (Special Relea Single Malt Whisky
Kininvie 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 21) - The First Drops (Special Relea Single Malt Whisky ~ 63.2% ~ 35cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £389.95
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Port Ellen 34 Year Old 1982 (cask 11481) - Xtra Old Particular (Dougla Single Malt Whisky
Port Ellen 34 Year Old 1982 (cask 11481) - Xtra Old Particular (Dougla Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,460.00
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Glenfarclas 1974 (cask 5787) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1974 (cask 5787) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 55.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £2,722.10
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Probably Speysides Finest Distillery 30 Year Old 1986 (cask 12232) - Single Malt Whisky
Probably Speysides Finest Distillery 30 Year Old 1986 (cask 12232) - Single Malt Whisky ~ 46.4% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £326.69
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The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Tollafraick - Single Cask Edition Single Malt Whisky
The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Tollafraick - Single Cask Edition Single Malt Whisky ~ 57.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Glenfarclas 1984 (cask 6029) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1984 (cask 6029) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Highland Park 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 8103) - Mackillops Choice Single Malt Whisky
Highland Park 25 Year Old 1991 (cask 8103) - Mackillops Choice Single Malt Whisky ~ 53.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Island  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old - 1970s Blended Whisky
Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old - 1970s Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 75cl

Region: Canadian  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie - 4.5l Single Malt Whisky
Bruichladdich Scottish Barley - The Classic Laddie - 4.5l Single Malt Whisky ~ 50% ~ 450cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


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Bowmore 1988 (bottled 2017) Single Malt Whisky
Bowmore 1988 (bottled 2017) Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


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