Rare Japanese Whiskey Collection Sells for 7 M. H.K. Dollars

Society Lifestyle

London, Aug. 17 (Jiji Press)--A rare Japanese whiskey collection has fetched 7,192,000 Hong Kong dollars, or some 97.5 million yen, at an auction in Hong Kong, according to British auction house Bonhams.

The high price reflected the popularity of Japanese whiskey, which has been appraised by people around the world.

The Hanyu Ichiro's Full Card Series, which was put up for auction on Friday, is composed of 54 bottles sold by Venture Whisky Co., a company headed by Ichiro Akuto in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo.

Each bottle is named after playing cards in a full pack and was released between 2005 and 2014.

As only a limited number of each bottle were released, the series sparked a frenzy of interest among some whiskey enthusiasts.

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

Jiji Press