Strong Whisky Prices lead Hong Kong Wine and Whisky Sale

Daniel Lam, Bonhams' Director of Wine & Spirits, Asia, comments, "We are pleased with the result: a sale total of HK$32.5million with top prices led by early Scotch whiskies and the Japanese 'Ghost Series' in seven bottles. Over 90% of the whisky buyers are private collectors, showing that market confidence continues to be strong. Once again, the sale attracted global participation spanning America, Europe and Asia, with interest from not only Greater China, but also from new Whisky markets in Southeast Asia such as Vietnam and Malaysia. The result continues Bonhams' leadership in whisky auctions, and we look forward to our next whisky sale in Hong Kong this summer on 16 August."

Other notable prices include:
- Hanyu Ichiro's Malt-9 of Hearts, 1 bottle (Lot 617)
Sold: HK$471,200
Estimate: HK$220,000 – 260,000
Six times the last price achieved at Bonhams in 2017 for HK$79,625

- La Tâche 2009, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (3 bottles) (Lot 325)
Sold: HK$117,800
Estimate: HK$96,000 – 120,000

- Château Pétrus 2010, Pomerol (6 bottles) (Lot 342)
Sold: HK$198,400
Estimate: HK$160,000 – 200,000

- Screaming Eagle 1998, Napa Valley (3 bottles) (Lot 340)
Sold: HK$62,248
Estimate: HK$48,000 – 65,000

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