Monday, July 26, 2021


Bonhams, has announced the inclusion of a 30 Year Old cask of Macallan, as part of its Fine and Rare Whisky auction, in Hong Kong on August 20th.

Distilled at the Macallan Distillery in December 1991, the cask was re-racked into a Sherry cask in 2017.

Bonhams to auction 30 Year Old cask of Macallan

The cask which is estimated to yield around 202 bottles, at a strength of 51.5% ABV, is expected to fetch between HK$3,200,000-4,000,000 at auction.

Commenting on the news, Daniel Lam, Bonhams Director of Wine and Spirits, Asia, said: "Whisky casks hitting 30 years old or above are exceedingly rare in the current market. This 1991 Macallan cask on offer in our August sale is an all-rounder of its class: it comes from a prestigious distillery, is casked in top-notch wood, a high alcohol content, and an attractive estimate. We expect a lot of interest as the market now matures towards collecting casks."

Bonhams currently holds the world auction record for a whisky cask. A rare 30 Year Old sherry hogshead cask from the Macallan Distillery, achieved HK$4,464,000 at Bonhams Fine and Rare Wine and Whisky auction in November 2019.

Posted by Steve Rush