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290 Bottles of Japan’s Rarest Whisky Are Being Auctioned Off


The world’s largest collection of Karuizawa Japanese whisky is being auctioned off next month through Whiskey Auctioneer. From April 5–17, 290 individual bottles will be sold, including an ultra-rare 1960 Karuizawa, which earned the distinction of being the most expensive Japanese whisky sold at auction in 2015, closing at a whopping $118,500.

Since the distillery shuttered in 2000, Karuizawa has become one of the world’s most highly sought-after whisky labels. The entire collection has an estimated value of $610,000, or an average of $2,400 per bottle, and includes nearly every expression in the distillery’s archive.

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