Lead Bonhams Wine and Whisky Hong Kong Sale

Hong Kong – Bonhams headlines its upcoming Fine and Rare Wine and Whisky sale on 18 May in Hong Kong with two rare vintage Macallan bottles unseen in public since they were auctioned over three decades ago in the 1980s – the 60 Years Old 1926 (Peter Blake Label) and the 60 Years Old 1926 (Adami Label), each estimated at HK$3,600,000-4,600,000 (£330,000-425,000; US$460,000 – 586,000).

The whisky was bottled in 1986, and Macallan commissioned Pop artists Peter Blake and Valerio Adami to design labels for very limited editions, to offer as corporate gifts to the distillery's most valued customers. Only 24 bottles - 12 of the Blake label and 12 of the Adami label – were produced. They are elegantly presented in specially commissioned cabinets or Tantaluses, based on the traditional 'Brass and Glass' distillery spirit safe.

Alongside these exceptional bottles, the sale presents a total of 650 lots with 210 lots within the wine category and 440 lots under the whisky category.

Highlights from the selection of wines include:
• a magnum Romanee Conti, DRC 1986 (HK$240,000-280,000)
• a double magnum Montrachet, DRC 1986 (HK$240,000-280,000)
• three bottles of La Tache, DRC 1962, a truly legendary vintage on its own (HK$100,000-140,000)
• a vertical collection of Mouton Rothschild from 1945 to 2008 (64 bottles) (HK$600,000-800,0000)
• a range of California Cult wine including Screaming Eagle, Harlan and Hundred Acre

In addition to the aforementioned two bottles of Macallan 1926-60-year-old, the sale also features a further 10 bottles of Macallan Fine & Rare series spanning 7 decades from 1939 to 1990 with low estimates ranging from HK$85,000 to HK$280,000.

Other highlights from the whisky section include:

• The oldest Expression of Karuizawa-1960-52 year old-The Dragon, one of 41 bottles (HK$1,500,000-1,800,000)
• a bottle of Suntory-Rolling Stone 50th Anniversary (HK$260,000-320,000)
• Black Bowmore-1964 (HK$130,000-160,000)
• Gold Bowmore-1964-44 year old (HK$100,000-140,000)
• White Bowmore-1964-43 year old (HK$120,000-160,000)

Bonhams Head of Fine Wine and Whisky in Hong Kong, Daniel Lam, comments: "We are delighted to feature the rarest Macallan in our upcoming May auction, which offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity for collectors to acquire the Holy Grail of Macallan alongside an exceptional depth and breadth of selection of wines and whiskies."


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewelry. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit bonhams.com.


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