For some people, distilled spirits aren’t just a drink to enjoy – they’re a way of life. And we are forced to assume that’s the case for the owner of this 50-year Yamizaki Single Malt Whisky, as they’ve just made it the most expensive single bottle of Japanese whisky ever.
A recent lot at a Sotheby’s wine and spirits auction in Hong Kong, this aged liquor was expected to go for somewhere between $90,000 to $140,000. Instead, it raked in a whopping final bid of $298,739 (give or take) – a fact that has set the whiskey world ablaze with speculation as to who the mystery bidder was. The rarity of this beverage does speak a bit to its value, however, as this bottle was one of only 50 ever made back in 2011. So, if you’re one of the lucky so-and-sos who happens to have one on hand, you may want to think about flipping it for a small fortune. Of course, you could always just imbibe the liquid gold, instead.