BONHAMS’ ONLINE WHISKY SALES ATTRACTS BUDDING YOUNG BIDDERS
by Le Bon Macau
Hosted from 15 to 22 February, the online whisky sale focused on 180 lots of Japanese and Scotch whiskies from highly sought-after distilleries at price points as low as HK$3,000, the aim being to attract young whisky enthusiasts.
Daniel Lam, Bonhams’ director of Wine & Spirits, Asia, commented: “We have seen more new collectors coming in than ever: one in every five bidders in our worldwide whisky sales over the last two years was a new bidder.”
The results proved the, “robust interest from this rising community from across Asia and beyond” as nearly 40% of the bidders are new clients and over 30% are young collectors under 40 years old.
Some notable highlights included a bottle of Karuizawa 1968 50 year-old -#6223 which sold for HK$471,200 and a Karuizawa Yashiro 1971 37 year-old which sold for HK$347,200, which was over four times the pre-sale estimate.
Meanwhile, the enthusiasm for Scotch was much in evidence: a Macallan Lalique Genesis 72 year-old decanter was sold for HK$930,000, while a Black Bowmore 1964 was sold for HK$186,000.
Source directly from: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/