Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Bonhams has announced that its whisky department at its Edinburgh auction house, has recorded its most successful year ever, with total sales of £919,000.

Bonhams held its first whisky sale in 2008, and now holds four sales a year at its Edinburgh HQ as well as four sales in Hong Kong, which this year included its first-ever online only sale.

Dalmore 50 Year Old - 1926: Sold for £26,250

Some of this year’s highlights at Bonhams Edinburgh, include: Dalmore 50 Year Old - 1926 sold for £26,250, The Bowmore Trilogy: Black Bowmore 42 Year Old – 1964, Gold Bowmore 44 Year Old -1964, White Bowmore 43 Year Old - 1964 sold for £25,000 and The Macallan Millennium Decanter 50 year old 1949, which sold for £21,250.

Commenting on the news, Martin Green, Bonhams Whisky specialist in Edinburgh, said: "2017 has been a bumper year for Bonhams whisky sales in Scotland. Since we started selling whisky at auction in 2008, the market has grown steadily year on year, but 2017 has been exceptional. We are undoubtedly benefitting from the global interest in collecting whiskies which is now very much an international pursuit. We have regular bidders from all over the world, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore Japan and Taiwan, all the countries of mainland Europe, north and south America as well, of course, as Scotland and the rest of the UK."

There were also a number of big highlights at Bonhams Hong Kong, including a single Macallan lot, comprised of: Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old, Macallan Lalique 55 Year Old, Macallan Lalique 57 Year Old, Macallan Lalique 60 Year Old, Macallan Lalique 62 Year Old and Macallan Lalique 65 Year Old, which sold for £377,000.

Posted by Steve Rush