JAPANESE WHISKY SETS TOP BONHAMS HONG KONG WHISKY SALE – Auction Whisky News

JAPANESE WHISKY SETS TOP BONHAMS HONG KONG WHISKY SALE

First Auction in Hong Kong Behind Closed Doors
Live Biddings via Online, Phone and in Written Form

Young Collectors Go From Strength to Strength
Nearly Half the Bidders Under 40 Years Old, Winning Top Lots of Sale

Strong Global Participation From 22 Countries
Spanning Oceania, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Americas

Top Lot: The ‘Ghost Series’ Whisky Collection (11 bottles)

Sold for HK$ 967,200

Estimate: HK$ 820,000 – 1,000,000

Commenting on the result, Daniel Lam, Bonhams’ Director of Wine & Spirits, Asia, said: ‘We are pleased to see that the market is active. Japanese whisky, a category already trending over the past few years, shows strong resilience under the current climate, commanding prices in line with high estimates. This solid sale was encouraged by strong, global biddings from 22 countries, especially those from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China. Meanwhile, young collectors under 40 years old continue to increase, in terms of both numbers (they account for nearly half of the sale’s bidders) and buying power (the top two lots of the sale – both Japanese whisky sets – sold to young collectors).’

Notable highlights:

Japanese Whisky

  • Lot 475  The ‘Ghost Series’ Whisky Collection (11 bottles)

Sold for HK$ 967,200

Estimate: HK$ 820,000 – 1,000,000

  • Lot 449  Yamazaki & Hakushu Vintage Malt – 1979 – 1994 (16 bottles)

Sold for HK$ 682,000

Estimate: HK$ 600,000 – 800,000

  • Lot 505  Hanyu Ichiro’s Malt-Joker ‘Monochrome’ and Hanyu Ichiro’s Malt-Joker ‘Colour’

Sold for HK$ 446,400

Estimate: HK$ 350,000 – 450,000

  • Lot 439 Hibiki ceramic – 35 year old – Tokuda Yasokichi III

Sold for HK$ 347,200

Estimate: HK$ 180,000 – 240,000

  • Lot 511  Karuizawa – 1964 – #3603

Sold for HK$ 322,400

Estimate: HK$ 260,000 – 300,000

  • Lot 287  Hibiki ceramic-35 year old-Sakaida Kakiemon XIV

Sold for HK$ 248,000

Estimate: HK$ 180,000 – 240,000

Please click here to find out further details of the auction result.

Specialist: Daniel Lam, Bonhams’ Director of Wine & Spirits, Asia

NOTES

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 auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. 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. bonhams.com

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