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Fine spirits dominate Bonhams next HK sale

Fine whiskies and Cognacs will dominate Bonhams next fine wine and spirit sale in Hong Kong this November.

Taking place on 18 November, the sale will feature an array of extremely old and rare spirits including a Lalique decanter of The Macallan 65-year-old (number 37 of 450 and estimate: HK$280,000 – HK$360,000), one of just 632 bottles of the distillery’s 1951 in existence (HK$130,000 – HK$180,000) and a bottle of Yamazaki’s 50-year-old (HK$320,000 – HK$360,000, pictured left).

The Japanese section is further bolstered by a further 50 bottles of Hanyu Ichiro’s Malt Card series which will be offered individually and in combined lots.

A set of the ‘8 of Spades’, ‘Hearts’, ‘Clubs’ and ‘Diamonds’ (four bottles) for example is estimated between HK$150,000 – HK$200,000.

A rare bottle of Karuizawa’s ‘Sakura’ – one of just 45 bottles ever made – is on sale for HK$100,000 – HK$140,000.

An old bottle of Prohibition Bourbon, an ‘Old Mork 18 Summers Old Whiskey’, bottled sometime between 1920-1933, is a particular curiosity with an estimate of HK$22,000 – HK$26,000.

A first edition Rémy Martin Louis XIII ‘Black Pearl’ in its presentation case is the pick of the Cognacs (estimate HK$130,000 – HK$180,000).

The wine section of the sale is dominated by yet another case of 1988 Romanée-Conti from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (HK$1.1 million – HK$1.3m), as well as further wines from the famed Burgundian estate.

Six bottles of Petrus’ 2000 (HK$140,000 – HK$180,000) leads the way for the rest of the wine which features lots from the Rhône, Italy, Germany.

Bonhams wine and whisky specialist, Daniel Lam, said: “Bonhams traditional November sale offers a wide selection of high quality and competitively estimated fine wines and whiskies from Scotland and Japan. I

“I’m particularly excited by the bottle of Old Mork-18 Summers Old Whiskey. I’ve never handled one before and it conjures up the America of the Roaring Twenties and all the famous gangster movies set in the Prohibition Era.”

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