Asian Collector Pays $628,000 for a Bottle of Malt Whisky

by Kathy Jones on  January 21, 2014 at 9:14 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
An Asian collector has reportedly paid over $628,000 for a single bottle of malt whisky at an auction in Hong Kong.
 Asian Collector Pays $628,000 for a Bottle of Malt Whisky
Asian Collector Pays $628,000 for a Bottle of Malt Whisky

The Macallan 'M' Decanter 6-litre Imperiale attracted global interest at a Sotheby's auction, the firm said in a statement which identified the buyer only as an Asian private collector.

The former British colony has become a hub for auctions of collectibles and rare items ranging from diamonds to stamps, thanks to growing wealth in China and other parts of Asia.

An Asian buyer purchased a rare Leica camera, one of only four of its kind in the world, for $620,000 at a Hong Kong auction in November.

Sotheby's said the bottle sold on Saturday broke the record for any single malt whisky bottle sold at auction, surpassing the $460,000 paid in New York in 2010.

Source: AFP

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