Yamazaki 50 Year Old Smashes Auction Record!

  by Crystal Tay
Yamazaki 50 Year Old Smashes Auction Record!
The glorious Yamazaki, aged 50 years. Image Courtesy of TheWhisky.SG

Raise your glasses for Yamazaki 50-Year-Old (2011 edition) as it recently shattered auction record at Sotheby's Hong Kong first wine auction of 2018! Yes, you heard it right. Acquired by an Asian private buyer and fetching a grand total of $2,337,000 HKD ($298,879 USD), this very fine single malt whisky is by far the most expensive bottle of Japanese whisky ever sold - doubling its expected sale price and beyond! 

The Yamazaki Distillery PlantĀ in Japan, Osaka. Image Courtesy of Reuters

Click on the images for more insights about the distillery! Image Courtesy of The City Lane

The Yamazaki 50-Year-Old is produced by Suntory, The Yamazaki Distillery located in Osaka, Japan which is established in 1923 by its founder Shinjiro Torii. It is aged and matured in a Japanese Mizunara oak cask for over more than half a century and distilled in first edition Japanese pot stills to achieve its rich and exquisite essence that embodies the refined spirit of Japan. Each complete with an impeccable dark handcrafted wooden case, the celebrated bottle of Japanese whisky is derived from a limited run of only 150 of them up for grabs!

Yamazaki 50 Year Old (First Edition) 2005

Just last year, we also managed to offer a similar release: the 2005 edition of Yamazaki 50-Year-Old, closing a strong sale amongst the wide array of international whiskys and other bottles alike on our site. Cheers to Suntory and their incredible productions, it was absolutely delightful to receive the great news!


Browse our other rare Yamazaki bottles available here!