05 Apr In the market for a bottle of exotic whisky?
If you fancy an exotic wee dram, then now’s your chance.
From tomorrow you’ll be able to participate in an online auction of the world’s largest known collection of rare and collectable Karuizawa whisky from Japan.
It’s a collection of 290 bottles which have been built up over the last ten years by a European collector. The estimated value is over £500,000.
The collection is being auctioned by Perth (Scotland) based Whisky Auctioneer and covers, they say, almost every expression created by the renowned Japanese distillery Karuizawa. Since the distillery closed in 2000, its products have become one of the world’s most coveted whiskies.
Notable amongst the lots being auctioned is a bottle of Karuizawa 1960 which last sold at auction in Hong Kong for £96,000 in 2015, setting a new record for a Japanese whisky. Also up for grabs are some exceptionally rare bottlings, including the 1963 50 Year Old and the 1964 48 Year Old bottled for Wealth Solutions, Poland.
Its reckoned that that each bottle within the collection will top around £2,000, although some will be sold at considerably more.
Whisky Auctioneer will open bidding for the 290 lots at 11.00am (GMT+1) on Wednesday 5th April and close the auction from 7pm on Monday 17th April.
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