No Lack Of Liquidity At Rare Whisky Auction

Despite or perhaps because of the febrile markets of last week a rare whisky auction brought out the passion investors at the Bonhams Whisky sale last Friday evening in Hong Kong.

Overall the sale achieved strong results with 89 percent of the 386 lots sold and two world auction records set, including Hanyu Ichiro's Full Cards Series (52 cards + 2 jokers) that sold for HK$ 3,797,500, a new world auction record for any Japanese whisky series, and Karuizawa-1960-52 year old-The Cockerel that sold for HK$ 918,750, a new world auction record for any single bottle of Japanese whisky.

Daniel Lam of the Bonhams wine department in Hong Kong said, "As the first auction house that brought whisky sales to Asia in 2009, our Bonhams Hong Kong team has been working our best since then to introduce different exceptionally high quality whiskies to our clients around the world. Tonight's record result is the reflection of the strong demand for the outstanding quality of the whiskies in the sale, regardless of the recent global economic slowdown. We look forward to bringing even more good items to our buyers in our next sale in November."

  • Hanyu Ichiro's Full Cards Series (54 bottle) sold for HK$ 3,797,500
  • Single Bottle of Japanese Whisky: Karuizawa-1960-52 year old-The Cockerel sold for HK$ 918,750
Both of the above highlighted lots went to a single buyer from South East Asia.



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