Top 10 news of 2018 in China’s wine market

6. Bonhams sets world-record with 1926 Macallan

Auction house Bonhams set a world record in May when a bottle of 1926 Macallan with a Valerio Adami label was sold for HK$8.6 million (£814,081) in Hong Kong, which at the time made it the most expensive single bottle of whisky in the world.

The record only lasted for five months before it was broken again by Bonhams in Edinburgh when the same bottle bearing a different bottle number was sold for £848,750.

And just when the world stood aghast at the astronomical price paid at auctions for rare whiskies, Christie’s announced that another bottle of Macallan 1926 60 Year Old with a hand painted design by the Irish artist Michael Dillon, had been sold in London for £1.2 million (US$1.5m), smashing every previous records.

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