Dalmore 59yo to feature in Bonhams HK auction

11th January, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

The Bonhams whisky sale in Hong Kong will see rare spirits from The Dalmore, The Macallan and Brora go under the hammer.

Dalmore Eos 59-year-old is one of just 20 bottles and is expected to reach HK$280,000

The Dalmore Eos 59-year-old will be offered up for auction on 2 February, when it is expected to reach HK$280,000 (US$35,700).

The expression is one of just 20 bottles released and is named after the goddess of the dawn, Eos.

Eos combines spirit from two ex-Sherry casks, which were filled in 1951 and married together to create this “truly brilliant” expression.

Also appearing in the Hong Kong auction, The Dalmore Selene 58-year-old is one of just 30 bottles released and is valued at HK$260,000 (US$33,200).

Named after the goddess of the moon, this bottling brings together two ex-Sherry casks, both of which have aged since 1951.

Bonhams head of fine wine and whisky in Hong Kong, Daniel Lam, said: “Richard Paterson [Dalmore master distiller], also known as ‘The Nose’, has over 50 years’ experience in creating masterpiece whiskies like no other and this collection of Legendary Release is a testament to that unflinching commitment.

“The limited production, premium quality, and prestigious craftsmanship are all factors that attribute to the success of The Dalmore and make it highly sought after by private collectors.”

The Hong Kong sale will feature over 350 other lots, including a bottle of The Macallan Millennium, which is expected to reach between as much as HK$260,000 (US$33,200).

Limited to 900 bottles, this whisky was distilled in 1949 before being trasferred to Spanish oak Sherry casks to mature for 50 years.

Other highlights in the sale include a 35-year-old bottling from Highland distillery Brora, estimated to reach HK$60,000 (US$7,600), and Japanese whiskies Hanyu Ichiro’s Malt-Ace of Spades, estimated at HK$90,000 (US$11,500), and Yamazaki 1984, which is estimated at HK$48,000 (US$33,200).

Lots will be available for preview from 30 January until 1 February in the Bonhams suite at One Pacific Place in Hong Kong

Last year, a 50-year-old decanter of The Dalmore from 1926 topped Bonhams’ whisky auction in Edinburgh, fetching £26,250 (US$35,120).

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