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  • Bottle was ultimately purchased by an unnamed customer from China
  • Customers had to be invited to place a bid to have a chance to purchase the liquor

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This whiskey bottle was sold for Rs 4 crores at an airport duty free shop

A highly rare Yamazaki 55-year-old whisky has been sold by Unifree Duty Free and joint venture partner Gebr

A rare bottle of single malt Japanese whiskey, the Yamazaki 55 Year Old has been sold for an incredible €488,000 which is equivalent to Rs 4.14 crore at the Istanbul Airport.

Customers had to be invited to place a bid to have a chance to purchase the liquor, due to its highly limited release. A total of eight interested customers made a valid offer, and the bottle was ultimately purchased by an unnamed customer from China

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So what makes this bottle so special? It is the oldest single malt whisky in the history of the House of Suntory. It is a blend of three exceptional single malts from the 1960s, featuring components distilled under the supervision of Suntory’s founder Shinjiro Torii.

The coveted spirit has had two releases: In 2020, 100 bottles were released via a lottery system in Japan, followed by another 100 bottles released in 2021 to the rest of the world.

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