We’ve had the gin boom, the coffee boom, the Japanese whisky boom – but what are the hot new trends for 2017? Dawn Davies MW and Sukhvinder Singh of The Whisky Exchange give db the low-down….
Japanese alcoholic drinks such as saké and Japanese whisky could become exempt from tax for foreign tourists if a request by its tourism agency is accepted.
As part of Kavalan’s planned expansion into the US market, images of Kavalan whisky will be projected onto Times Square’s billboards over the next five months.
Now in its third year, the Malt Masters Whisky Festival in Hong Kong is back in Central, and due to last year’s success has extended to two days.
Hong Kong’s undiminished thirst for Japanese whisky has suppliers unable to keep up with demand, says the general manager of Fine Vintage, Howard Palmes.
Spink China will introduce an eclectic range of aged spirits including rum, Cognac and whisky at its upcoming January auction in Hong Kong.
Rare lots of Karuizawa, Ichiro and Macallan are set to headline at Acker’s upcoming November sale in Hong Kong.
As well as premium Burgundy and Bordeaux, bidders in Asia have the chance to secure rare expressions of Karuizawa and Hibiki whiskies at the next Zachys HK auction.
Bonhams Hong Kong auction in August is filled to the hilt with 400 lots of rare Japanese and Scotch whiskies.
Hong Kong has well and truly fallen in love with whisky and there’s no shortage of hideouts to discover a wee dram.
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