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Bottle of Japanese whisky sells for record $343,000

Auction of 50-year-old Yamazaki in Hong Kong comes amid industry boom

The Yamazaki first edition was initially released in 2005, with 50 bottles. (Photo by Dean Napolitano)

HONG KONG -- A bottle of rare Japanese whisky sold at a world-record price on Friday, the third record shattered this year for a single malt from the country.

The 50-year-old Yamazaki first edition went for 2.695 million Hong Kong dollars ($343,000), including the buyer's premium, at a Bonhams auction in Hong Kong. The buyer chose to remain anonymous, Bonhams said, but the auction house disclosed that the winner -- who placed the bid by phone -- was from Asia.

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