BONHAMS ONLINE WHISKY SALE LEADS WITH CERAMIC COLLECTION ARITA & KUTANI – Whisky News

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A Hibiki-21 year old Ceramic Collection

BONHAMS ONLINE WHISKY SALE LEADS WITH CERAMIC COLLECTION ARITA & KUTANI

Hong Kong – Bonhams headlines its upcoming online Whisky sale in Hong Kong with a Hibiki-21 year old Ceramic Collection Arita & Kutani. Paying tribute to the art of traditional Japanese ceramic, Suntory release this limited edition every year in handmade ceramic bottles from the Arita and Kutani kiln containing Hibiki-21 year old whisky. It is a very rare opportunity to acquire a full set of the collection from the first release in 2001 to the latest in 2014. The collection includes 28 ceramic bottles and is estimated to fetch between HK$600,000 and HK$800,000.

Bonhams online sale will start on 24 December 2018 and end on 20 January 2019, and will feature a collection of 440 lots ranging from HK$3,000 to HK$600,000, offering a price point for all level of collectors.

The sale presents a Macallan Lalique-55 year old estimated at HK$500,000 – 650,000. This 55 year old Macallan in a Lalique decanter was released in 2007, with only 420 individually numbered decanters made available worldwide. Inspired by Lalique’s classic Paquerettes tiara perfume bottle, this decanter is a nod back to the designing power and influence of Rene Lalique in 1910. Made in varying amber coloured crystal to reflect The Macallan’s natural colour, the decanter stopper embodies Lalique’s mastery of crystal and is one of the most difficult colours for crystal makers to achieve. 

Over 20 bottles of collectable single malts from the late legendary bottler Silvano Samaroli are featured in this sale including a bottle of Glen Cawdor-1964, one of 360 bottles and estimated around HK$80,000 – 110,000. Inspired by the reference to the Thane of Cawdor in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Silvano used the name for some of his bottlings without revealing the real distillery. According to his memory, it is believed to be a Springbank 1964.

Other notable highlights include:

  • Macallan-1972 by S.Samaroli, one of 460; estimated at $50,000-70,000
  • Yamazaki-1979-#RF1037, one of 294; ; estimated at HK$90,000-130,000
  • Bowmore-1964-38 year old-Bourbon, one of 300; estimated at HK$90,000-140,000
  • Balvenie-50 year old-6th Release, one of 110; estimated at HK$320,000-380,000

Auction Details
Whisky sale
ONLINE ONLY
24 December 2018 – 20 January 2019
Specialist: Daniel Lam, Director of Wine & Whisky, Asia
Tel: +852 2918 4321; E: winehk@bonhams.com

About Bonhams 

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewellery. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.

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