$300,000 Yamazaki 50-Year Single Malt Whisky

Jan 31, 2018

Category: Vices

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.

Learn More: Sotheby's

More From Vices

This Dual-Screen FHD Laptop Was Made For On-The-Go Gaming

Lightweight, powerful, and made to dominate the digital battlefield.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner

Dango's TK-01 TREK Brings Modularity To The Modern Field Watch

This adaptable timepiece changes the game for utilitarian wearers.

Posted By Chris West

Partner
Featured Image

Lagavulin Released An Ultra-Exclusive 10-Year Single Malt Scotch

A traveler's treat bottled at 43% abv.

Posted By

Aug 21, 2019

Featured Image

This Premium Cigar Was Made To Celebrate Indian Motorcycles

Created by the Dominican Republic's finest artisans.

Posted By

Aug 13, 2019

Featured Image

This Limited Whiskey Honors The Very First Single Barrel Bourbon

And the proceeds benefit the Veterans of Foreign Wars non-profit.

Posted By

Aug 12, 2019

Featured Image

Wild Turkey Unveils Their Oldest Rye Whiskey Ever

Every batch aged between nine to eleven years.

Posted By

Aug 8, 2019