Bonhams Announces Diego Lanza as Whisky Specialist in London

Bonhams has announced the appointment of Diego Lanza as its whisky specialist in London. Diego joins an established and successful team of international whisky specialists – Martin Green in Edinburgh and Daniel Lam in Hong Kong – reporting to Bonhams International Director of Fine and Rare Wine and Whisky, Richard Harvey. He takes up his new position on 11 August.

Diego, who is fluent in English and Italian, will be responsible for sourcing whisky from the UK and Europe to be sold in Bonhams whisky sales in Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Paris. He joins Bonhams from The Whisky Exchange where he was the Old and Rare Spirits Manager, advising leading spirits auctions across the UK, USA and Hong Kong; curating The Whisky Exchange's extensive private collection; working with private clients to develop their offerings – including a single cask bottling project for the Davidoff of London 40th Anniversary and hosting the Whisky Exchange's Old and Rare Whisky Show.

Richard Harvey said: "I am very pleased to welcome Diego to Bonhams. Our international whisky team has enjoyed great success over recent years setting world records and establishing the market for Japanese whisky. Diego has exactly the right experience to help us maintain and strengthen our position in this highly competitive field."

Diego Lanza said: "I am delighted to be joining Bonhams international whisky team. It has an enviable reputation and I am looking forward to helping it achieve even more success in the future."

4 August 2021

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