R400 000 get you a rare tipple
– Japan’s Suntory Holdings unveiled a limited edition 55-year-old Yamazaki single malt whisky, which it will sell for three million yen (R400 000) a bottle, aiming to bolster its credentials as a premium whisky maker.
Only 100 bottles will be sold from 30 June, and buyers will be chosen by lottery.
Suntory and other premium whisky makers have been faced with depleted stocks of aged whiskies after an unexpected surge in popularity of single malts in the past decade. –