A rare bottle of Japanese whiskey was sold for $ 488 at a duty-free store at Istanbul International Airport!

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A rare bottle of Japanese whiskey has been put up for auction in a duty-free shop at Istanbul International Airport. It sold for a record $ 488000.



The 55-year-old Yamazaki bottle had been put up for auction at one of the Unifree Duty Free outlets at Istanbul Airport in December 2021. Eight interested customers made bids. A Chinese passenger won the tender with a record bid of $ 488000, according to the Airport World website.

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Yamazaki, the oldest single malt whiskey in the history of the Suntory Japanese house

Yamazaki, the oldest single malt whiskey in the history of Suntory, was produced in the 1960s under the supervision of Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii. After producing and selling 100 bottles in Japan in 2020 through a national lottery, Suntory expanded its rare whiskey sales by offering another 100 bottles to the rest of the world in 2021. One went to an auction at the airport. from Istanbul.

"We are delighted that this record sale took place in our storeAli Senher, CEO of Unifree Duty Free, was quoted as saying by Airport World. "This provides further proof that special products can help achieve amazing results for airport retail and that Istanbul Airport is the perfect place to offer rarities like Yamazaki 55 Year Old to an international clientele."

Are you used to shopping at duty-free stores? What do you buy frequently?

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