How much would you be willing to pay for a bottle of whisky? Would you be prepared to pay MYR124,000 for a bottle? That’s the price Japan’s Suntory Holdings is asking for one of its limited-edition 55-year-old Yamazaki single malt whisky.
The high price tag is mainly due to the fact that only 100 bottles of the whisky will be sold. Even if you do have the cash to spare, you are not guaranteed to walk away with a bottle as buyers are chosen by lottery, intended only for residents living in Japan.
According to Suntory, the whisky was matured in mizunara and white oak casks. Even the packaging has an extra special touch to it with the engraved number ’55’ filled with gold dust and lacquer.
This attention to detail is distilled down to even the wrapping of the bottle’s mouth, which is wrapped in handmade Echizen Washi with a braided cord. To top it all off, the bottle comes in a black Mizunara oak box.
The taste? Sweet and woody with a fruity aroma and a long aftertaste according to Suntory’s chief blender.