Japanese Whisky Sets Top Bonhams Hong Kong Wine and Whisky Sale

First Auction in Hong Kong Behind-Closed-Doors
Live Biddings via Online, Phone and in Written Form
Young Collectors Go From Strength to Strength
Nearly Half the Bidders Under 40 Years Old, Winning Top Lots of Sale
Strong Global Participation From 22 Countries
Spanning Oceania, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Americas

Top Lot: The 'Ghost Series' Whisky Collection (11 bottles)
Sold for HK$ 967,200
Estimate: HK$ 820,000 – 1,000,000

Commenting on the result, Daniel Lam, Bonhams' Director of Wine & Spirits, Asia, said: 'We are pleased to see that the market is active. Japanese whisky, a category already trending over the past few years, shows strong resilience under the current climate, commanding prices in line with high estimates. This solid sale was encouraged by strong, global biddings from 22 countries, especially those from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China. Meanwhile, young collectors under 40 years old continue to increase, in terms of both numbers (they account for nearly half of the sale's bidders) and buying power (the top two lots of the sale – both Japanese whisky sets – sold to young collectors).'

Notable highlights:
Japanese Whisky
• Lot 475 The 'Ghost Series' Whisky Collection (11 bottles)
Sold for HK$ 967,200
Estimate: HK$ 820,000 – 1,000,000
• Lot 449 Yamazaki & Hakushu Vintage Malt – 1979 – 1994 (16 bottles)
Sold for HK$ 682,000
Estimate: HK$ 600,000 – 800,000
• Lot 505 Hanyu Ichiro's Malt-Joker 'Monochrome' and Hanyu Ichiro's Malt-Joker 'Colour'
Sold for HK$ 446,400
Estimate: HK$ 350,000 – 450,000
• Lot 439 Hibiki ceramic – 35 year old – Tokuda Yasokichi III
Sold for HK$ 347,200
Estimate: HK$ 180,000 – 240,000
• Lot 511 Karuizawa – 1964 – #3603
Sold for HK$ 322,400
Estimate: HK$ 260,000 – 300,000
• Lot 287 Hibiki ceramic-35 year old-Sakaida Kakiemon XIV
Sold for HK$ 248,000
Estimate: HK$ 180,000 – 240,000

Other notable highlights:
• Lot 239 Armand Rousseau Chambertin Vertical (1998 – 2009) (12 bottles)
Sold for HK$ 272,800
Estimate: HK$ 230,000 – 260,000
• Lot 207 Musigny 1994, Domaine Leroy (1)
Sold for HK$ 93,000
Estimate: HK$ 60,000 – 80,000
• Lot 222 Château Le Pin 2004, Pomerol (3 Magnum)
Sold for HK$ 173,600
Estimate: HK$ 85,000 – 110,000

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