Bonhams Hong Kong Whisky and Wine Hits HK$100million Mark in 2021

BONHAMS LEADS THE WORLDWIDE WHISKY MARKET FOR MORE THAN A DECADE

FINE AND RARE WINE & WHISKY SALE ON 19 NOVEMBER
• More Than 100 Lots of Karuizawa Whisky 94% Sold and Totalling HK$16.2Million – Highest Total Realised for a Group of Karuizawa at Auction
• Total Sell-Through Rate: 87%
• Sale Total: HK$36.2million, eclipsing Pre-Sale High Estimate
• Japanese Whisky more than 90% Sold
• Macallan Lalique-57 Year Old Sells for HK$930,000, Exceeding High Estimate

Commenting on the result, Daniel Lam, Bonhams Director of Wine and Spirits, Asia, said: "2021 has been an extraordinary year for whisky at Bonhams. Our Wine and Whisky sales in Hong Kong, offering predominantly whiskies, have achieved a yearly total of HK$124million, once again hitting the HK$100million milestone since the record year of 2018. The market is clearly resilient, with robust demand for whiskies across all price points, and for Japanese and Scotch whisky alike. We are pleased to continue our worldwide market leadership in whisky and look forward to an exciting year in 2022."

Please find below further notable results for Bonhams whisky in Hong Kong in 2021:

• In January's Hong Kong Whisky Sale, a classic Macallan Lalique-50 year old sold for an impressive HK$1,054,000, against an estimate of HK$750,000-900,000.
• In March's A Nippon Whisky Collection Online Sale, all 82 lots of Japanese whisky were 100% sold, with over 60% selling above their high estimates.
• In May's Fine and Rare Wine & Whisky sale, Bonhams set a new auction record for the Karuizawa 'Samurai' series.
• In August's Fine and Rare Whisky sale, a Macallan-1991 cask set a new auction record price. The cask yielding 202 bottles sold for HK$4,464,000 – the highest per-bottle price (HK$22,099) for any whisky cask at auction

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