NewsBonhams Expects 30-Year-Old Macallan Cask To Sell For Over $500,000 At Auction

Bonhams Expects 30-Year-Old Macallan Cask To Sell For Over $500,000 At Auction

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Next month, Bonhams Hong Kong is set to auction off a 30-year-old cask of Macallan Scotch whisky that is expected to sell for up to HK$4 million ($514,300 USD).

Bonhams Hong Kong will auction the 30-year-old 1991 cask as part of its Fine and Rare Whisky sale in Hong Kong on August 20. The auction house expects the Scotch cask to sell for a minimum price of HK$3.2m ($411,443 USD).

Distilled in December 1991, the cask was re-racked in a Sherry cask in 2017. The whisky in the cask currently sits at 51.5% ABV.

“Whisky casks hitting 30 years old or above are exceedingly rare in the current market,” Daniel Lam, Bonhams director of wine and spirits, Asia. “This 1991 Macallan cask on offer in our August sale is an all-rounder of its class: it comes from a prestigious distiller, 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.”

Next month, Bonhams Hong Kong is set to auction off a 30-year-old cask of Macallan Scotch whisky that is expected to sell for up to HK$4 million ($514,300 USD).

Bonhams Hong Kong will auction the 30-year-old 1991 cask as part of its Fine and Rare Whisky sale in Hong Kong on August 20. The auction house expects the Scotch cask to sell for a minimum price of HK$3.2m ($411,443 USD).

Distilled in December 1991, the cask was re-racked in a Sherry cask in 2017. The whisky in the cask currently sits at 51.5% ABV.

“Whisky casks hitting 30 years old or above are exceedingly rare in the current market,” Daniel Lam, Bonhams director of wine and spirits, Asia. “This 1991 Macallan cask on offer in our August sale is an all-rounder of its class: it comes from a prestigious distiller, 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 holds the world auction record for a whisky cask, after a 30-year-old Sherry hogshead from Macallan sold for HK$4.464m (US$572,000) at a Bonhams Fine and Rare Wine and Whisky sale on November 25, 2019.

For more information, head over to Bonhams.

A classic Macallan Lalique 50 Year Old Whisky topped a Hong Kong Bonhams auction in February, selling for HK$1,054,000 (about $136,000 USD), against an estimate of HK$750,000-900,000.

Earlier this month, The Macallan and luxury British automotive manufacturer Bentley Motors have unveiled a new partnership that will build on their rich heritage to develop distinctive collaborations and further their vision of a more sustainable future. 

In June, The Macallan has unveiled Concept No 3, a collaboration with graphic designer David Carson. It is the latest release in The Macallan Concept Series, which fuses the artistry and expertise behind The Macallan’s whisky-making with creativity and culture.

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