MIGHTY MACALLAN SET TO STAR
At Bonhams Whisky Auction in Hong Kong


Whisky
18 Aug 2017
Hong Kong, Admiralty

A complete set of The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection leads Bonhams Whisky sale in Hong Kong on 18 August. It is estimated at HK$3,600,000-4,600,000.

The six decanters, made exclusively by the renowned French crystal house Lalique, were issued in strictly limited numbers between 2006-2016, and contain very rare Macallan whisky aged, in order of release, 50, 55, 57, 60, 62, and 65 years old.

Bonhams Whisky specialist in Hong Kong Daniel Lam said, "Individual bottles from The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection are among the most sought after and highest performing whiskies at auction. This is a wonderful and rare opportunity for collectors to acquire such a desirable set in its entirety."

Macallan features strongly elsewhere in the sale with a single Macallan Millennium Decanter estimated at HK$210,000-250,000 and a vertical series of Macallan – 40 bottles from 1958-2006 inclusive – estimated at $600,000-800,000.

The sale also offers a collection of whiskies bottled specifically for the Conti Brothers grocery store in Sacramento. The shop, established in 1947, is famous for its gourmet products. This collection is made up of 15 single malts personally selected by the brothers and bottled for them in the 1970s and '80s. It includes such famous names as Macallan, Glenfarclas, Highland Park and Longmorn, and is estimated at HK$220,000-260,000.

As ever, Japanese whisky is well represented in the sale – notably, an Ichiro Hanyu Ace-high straight flush at HK$150,000-190,000 and, for the first time at a Bonhams Hong Kong Whisky auction, seven bottles from The Ghost Series, estimated at HK$270,000-350,000. The series is illustrated by images from New Forms of 36 Ghosts, by the 19th century master of Japanese woodblock printing, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.

In total, the auction offers 298 lots and has an estimated value of HK$10,000,000.


NOTES FOR EDITORS

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