Our Whisky Department specializes in auctioning old, rare and collectable whisky. Several whisky auctions are held at regular intervals throughout the year in Edinburgh and Hong Kong. Whisky offered at auction is sourced globally, through our network of international offices.

Bonhams excels in handling the sale of single owner collections of whisky and has held the world record on two occasions in 2018, for the sale of The Macallan Peter Blake-60 year old-1926 (£774,991) and The Macallan Valerio Adami-60 year old-1926 (£840,567). The department also successfully sold a further Macallan Peter Blake-60 year old-1926 in 2019 (£615,062).

Scottish whiskies are the focus of each auction, but sales will also include whiskies from Japan, Ireland and America. Old and very rare blended whiskies as well as commemorative bottlings of both blended and single malt are always in very high demand, as are limited editions and rare releases of single malts from distilleries such as Ardbeg, Bowmore, Balvenie, Dallas Dhu, Dalmore, Glen Grant, Glen Moray, Glenmorangie, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Glenturret, Highland Park, Knockando, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Linkwood, Longrow, The Macallan, Mortlach, Port Ellen, Rosebank, Springbank and Talisker.


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