Whisky Focus - 2017 A Record Year For Whisky Sales At Bonhams Scotland

2017 A Record Year For Whisky Sales At Bonhams Scotland


18th December 2017
Bonhams whisky auction confirms 2017 as it most successful year ever for whisky sales.

Dalmore 50 year old 1926 sold for 26,250 in December 2017Sales figures for 2017 recently revealed by Bonhams Whisky department in Edinburgh has confirmed that the passion from rare whisky connoisseurs, collectors and investors from across the world is not showing any sign of letting up. Bonhams Whisky department in Edinburgh has confirmed that 2017 has been its most successful year ever, with total sales of 919,000.

Bonham's held its first whisky sale back in 2008, and now holds four sales a year at its Edinburgh HQ as well as four sales in Hong Kong, including its first-ever online only sale.

Bonhams Whisky specialist in Edinburgh, Martin Green 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"

Top auction results at Bonhams Edinburgh in 2017 include:
  • Dalmore 50 year old 1926 sold for 26,250 in December 2017
     
  • 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 also in December 2017
     
  • The Macallan Millennium Decanter 50 year old 1949 sold for 21,250 in June 2017
     
  • The Macallan Select Reserve 25 year old 1946 sold for 15,625 in October 2017

Bonham's Hong Kong auction highlights included:

  • The Macallan 50 year old 1928 sold for HKD 588,000 (57,000) in November 2017
     
  • The Macallan Lalique 50 year old, The Macallan Lalique 55 year old, The Macallan Lalique 57 year old, The Macallan Lalique 60 year old, The Macallan Lalique 62 year old, The Macallan Lalique 65 year old: sold for HKD 3,797,500 (377,000) in August 2017

Bonhams figures once again confirms The Macallan as the number one top seller and the most popular brand for acquisition by whisky connoisseurs, collectors and investors, a position it is unlikely to give up any time soon. Not far behind The Macallan in popularity for acquisition is The Dalmore and Bowmore with Ardbeg, Highland Park and Springbank also proving very popular at auction.

You will find a great selection of The Macallan and other brands, perhaps even the next 50,000 plus value whisky available from specialist online whisky shops such as  The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

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