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R230 000 for bottle of 'liquid gold'

2012-10-24 10:15

Johannesburg - An anonymous South African has bought what could be the most expensive bottle of whisky in the country, it was reported on Wednesday.

An anonymous buyer from Johannesburg apparently paid R230 000 for one of the three bottles of the Balvenie Fifty single malt whisky, The Star reported.

The new owner was expected to receive the bottle next week.

Only three bottles of the Balvenie Fifty were imported out of a total of 88 released globally in September.

The report said the second bottle was open and drunk at a retail price of R8 000 a tot on Tuesday.

The third bottle would go to Durban, Cape Town and then Johannesburg as part of the Whisky Live Festival.

"Someone obviously had the money to spare," Balvenie brand ambassador to SA Jonathan Miles was quoted as saying.

Comments
  • sean.otto.9 - 2012-10-24 10:42

    Give that man a Bells ! ! ! ! guess not

      china.aphane - 2012-10-24 20:11

      Sean, i have one but it is made in China!

  • MrThreeZeroFive - 2012-10-24 11:06

    I wil b ordering two tots of dat gold soon. Or NOT!

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-10-24 11:07

    Cyril Ramaphosa!!

      rodney.louis.7 - 2012-10-24 13:52

      Ill bet big money ,that the buyer is a big shot Politician

  • john.p.steyn - 2012-10-24 11:13

    This sort of thing makes me hate capitalism. People are living in shacks whilst others have so much cash that they can spend 230k on whiskey.

      tshepo.bokaba.9 - 2012-10-24 11:28

      Diamond jubilee £100 000.00 a guy I know wanted to buy two and was told only one per customer, I mean it is R1mil

      brian.connell.18 - 2012-10-24 12:32

      My thoughts exactly. This is actually obscene. It would be poetic justice if the whisky was 'off'!

      matthew.swanepoel.9 - 2012-10-24 12:49

      Brian its whiskey not milk

      Tokzik - 2012-10-24 14:31

      Get your own and save the world... Whats stopping you?

  • Tawizee - 2012-10-24 11:25

    Julius Malema!

  • phele.pelezinoh - 2012-10-24 11:34

    His enjoying the reward of his hard work.Enjoy it because u deserve it

      johnwilliam.roberts - 2012-11-04 16:32

      yes it was only taxpayers money for the roof wetting of bra zumas shack !!

  • darryl.maze1 - 2012-10-24 11:48

    Whats the bet its some ANC government official.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-24 12:39

    Must have been that criminal Kenny Kunene or his criminal sidekick ,Macf*ckface using some of the corrupt money they received from Goldfields for screwing the miners.

      china.aphane - 2012-10-24 20:09

      @ Gerrit, please do not hate Kenny!I can organise one but is made in China!

  • mandy.komlosy - 2012-10-24 12:44

    i could live on that for 6 months. there are probably people who could live on it for a year or two if not more ......

      ken.rowe.509 - 2012-10-25 10:08

      You live well.

  • hjkavdkah - 2012-10-24 13:04

    Bought with the Tax payers money - Probably an ANC minister

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-10-24 13:11

    Does it come with a 2Li coke or must you buy your own?

  • brendan.r.murphy.9 - 2012-10-24 13:36

    waist of money, id be pissing it out the next morning

  • john.p.smit1 - 2012-10-24 13:40

    I love my whisky.Can I become a shareholder.John PC

  • aidan.louis - 2012-10-24 13:49

    R8000/tot??? Does it alter your perception of reality? Does it bring on a momentary sense of pure enlightenment? Why the hell does it need to be that expensive?

      gert.malan.54 - 2012-10-24 14:09

      Because that's what people are willing to pay for it.

  • fanie.gerber1972 - 2012-10-24 14:43

    The exchange rate and import duties completely skews the picture - but that said - it is even bloody expensive in Britain

  • maria.kave.5 - 2012-10-24 14:47

    If I had the moola - really I would go for that - nothing wrong. I mean that R230 000 - to that guy it's peanuts - enjoy life whilst you still can -let me rather stick to my 3 for 3 - Hansa baby R27.00 !!!

  • marthinus.oosthuizen.7 - 2012-10-24 20:12

    Another sale sponsored by the taxpayer.

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-10-25 09:47

    Some people just have too much money.

  • johnwilliam.roberts - 2012-11-04 16:29

    must be julius he had it with coca cola eish !!

  • cameron.johnson.90475 - 2012-12-16 11:49

    There are 60 bottles of Johnnie Walker QE2 Golden Jubilee in the world. $150,000. (approx R1,300,000) Google will confirm.

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