Set of rare Japanese whiskies fetches record HK$7.19 mil at auction


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With the price doubling in such a Shiretoko period then it is unlikely that they will be drunk...ever.

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Yet unlike brandy or other alcohols, these whiskeys will not continue to "age" over time, and while their value is in their uniqueness the whiskey itself will never change!

I have well over 50 year old bottles of Johnnie that I am slowly working my way through, and they taste just the same as a brand new one! (I know I tried!)

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Only 1.7 million yen per bottle. Drink up, me hearties.

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She is a whisky collector. She would never drink it but keep it as treasure forever.

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Only wimes continue to mature once they have been bottled. A 50 yo bottle of J.W. 12 yo will taste like a fresh bottle, barring changes to the stills, mash, proportion of keynote whisky, etc. The switch from cask to bottle stops maturation.

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"...sold to an asian female collector." I have always wanted to collect asian females.

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