A bottle of Yamazaki 50-Year-Old single malt whisky fetched HK$257 250 (R351 000) at a Bonhams sale in Hong Kong, the auction house said in an email.
Bonhams sold HK$6.56 million worth of whisky with 97% of the lots sold. The top lot was a Macallan 55-Year-Old limited edition in a Lalique crystal decanter that fetched HK$294 000.
Bottled in 2011 after 50 years spent aging in a Japanese oak cask, the Yamazaki is one of only 150 bottles produced, and sold above its estimate of HK$190 000.
Six of the 10 top lots were Japanese whiskies, including those from Karuizawa, a distillery that closed in 2001, and bottles from Hanyu Ichiro’s playing card series that are highly sought by collectors.