Bonhams hosts first online-only whisky auctionBy Amy Hopkins
Bonhams is to launch its first online-only whisky auction in Hong Kong tomorrow, exclusively featuring rare vintages from The Macallan.
In a world-first for Bonhams’s whisky team, 70 lots of The Macallan vintages from the 1940s to 1980s will go on sale from 17 February to 10 March.
Among the lots is a collection of 33 Macallan bottles from consecutive years between 1954 and 1986, estimated to fetch HK$550,000–HK$700,000 (US$71,500-US$91,000).
Other lots include a 52-year-old bottle of Macallan Select Reserve, four bottles of Macallan Gran Reserva 1979-1982, and one bottle of Macallan 1945.
“We are very excited about this new sale – the first online-only whisky sale for Bonhams worldwide,” said Daniel Lam, Bonhams’s head of wine and whisky in Hong Kong.
“We opted to sell bottles from one distillery only and in The Macallan I think we have chosen the best. I believe both the selection, and this innovative way of selling whisky at auction, will have broad appeal among whisky collectors.”