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Whisky

Bonhams Whisky auctions offer old, rare and commemorative bottlings, ranging from Scotch whiskies including The Macallan, Glenfiddich and Bowmore to Japanese whiskies such as Yamazaki, Karuizawa and Hanyu, as well as whiskies from Ireland and America. We hold several auctions a year in London, Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Marlborough, Massachusetts.

As the market leader for Japanese whisky, we set a world auction record for a bottle of Japanese whisky with the sale of a Yamazaki-55 Year for HK$6,200,000 (US$795,000) in August 2020. We have also achieved exceptional results for a Macallan-1991 cask sold for HK$4,464,000 (US$ 572,251), the highest per-bottle price for any whisky cask at auction, and outstanding sales for bottles of Macallan Peter Blake-1926-60 year old in both Hong Kong and Edinburgh. Other highlights include The Glenfiddich Collection 1937, which achieved a record-breaking £68,500 in 2016, and the Macallan Lalique 55-year-old, which sold for £82,960 in 2021.

Buying and selling whisky and fine spirits at Bonhams
With offices and representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors, to achieve the highest price and level of customer satisfaction possible.

Bonhams has Whisky specialists in Edinburgh, Hong Kong, London and Marlborough, Massachusetts, and consultants across America and Europe. Our expert team follow the latest market trends for whisky and other collecting categories - since 2021, we have offered Be@rbrick alongside whisky as a collectable unit. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

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Diego Lanza

Senior Specialist

Diego Lanza is Senior Specialist for Whisky at Bonhams New Bond Street in London. His areas of expertise include Scotch and world whiskies, old and rare spirits such as old Cognac and Rum, and also Ch…

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Joseph Hyman

Whiskey & Rare Spirits Specialist

Joseph Hyman is a Specialist for Whiskey & Rare Spirits at Bonhams Skinner. He joined the company with over 15 years of experience as a whiskey consultant, including more than two years as Head of Whi…

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Louis Krieger

Deputy Director, Fine Wines

Louis Krieger is Deputy Director of Fine Wines at Bonhams Skinner. He joined in 2021 with over 15 years of experience in the world of fine wine, having served a wide variety of roles, including buyer'…

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Georgia Porteous

Specialist

Georgia Porteous has worked in the Whisky department since 2019. She joined Bonhams in 2012, shortly after graduating from Glasgow University with a degree in History and History of Art.

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