Dis­tilled gold

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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.

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