KANPAI! BONHAMS HONG KONG PRESENTS ASIA’S LARGEST JAPANESE WHISKY AUCTION – Whisky News

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KANPAI!  BONHAMS HONG KONG PRESENTS ASIA’S LARGEST JAPANESE WHISKY AUCTION

200 lots of rare and collectable Japanese whisky take centre stage

Bonhams Hong Kong, pioneer of whisky auctions in the city, is offering the largest sale of Japanese whisky in Asia.  The Rare Single Malt Whisky Auction will take place on 15th August 2014 at 7pm at the new Bonhams Hong Kong Gallery located at Suite 2001 in One Pacific Place, Admiralty.

With global appreciation and demand for rare Japanese single malts at an all-time high, Bonhams Hong Kong is offering 200 lots including legendary collections from the Japanese distilleries of Karuizawa and Hanyu which ceased production in 2001 and 2000 respectively.  A comprehensive range of over 170 bottles of Karuizawa whisky will be presented, including the impressive collection of Karuizawa – Non distilled in years 1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1994 and 1999; the Karuizawa Geisha series; Karuizawa vertical years ranging from year 1969 to 1995; the Karuizawa black and white series and the extremely rare Karuizawa-1965-21 year old in a crystal decanter.

The renowned and award-winning Hanyu Ichiro’s ‘Playing Card Series’ is highly sought after by Japanese whisky enthusiasts around the world, with the ‘full deck’ collection rarely seen on the market.  For this sale, Bonhams offers the most comprehensive collection of Hanyu Ichiro’s Playing Cards whisky in the auction history of Hong Kong. Highlights include Six Full House with Six of Hearts, Six of Diamonds, Six of Spades, Five of Hearts and Five of Diamonds, and a set of Royal Flush with Ace of Clubs, Two of Clubs, Three of Clubs, Four of Clubs and Five of Clubs.

Building on the success of the whisky sale in May 2014, Bonhams once again presents the highly collectible Yamazaki 50 year old. With only 150 bottles released worldwide, the Yamazaki 50 year old is the rarest and oldest Japanese single malt whisky.

Enquiries

For further information and images call Andrew Currie on +44 (0)207 468 5871, or email andrew.currie@bonhams.com or press@bonhams.com.

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