Hanyu Ichiro’s Full Card Series breaks auction record

Bonhams Hong Kong set a new world auction record for a Japanese whisky collection after Hanyu Ichiro’s Full Card Series sold for HK$11.9 million (US$1.5m) last week. The whisky range was part of the Bonhams Fine and Rare Wine and Whisky Sale, which took place in Hong Kong on 20-21 November. The set of 54 bottles sold for HK$11,890,360 (US$1,520,000), surpassing the previous record of HK$7.19m (US$917,000) set in August 2019 during a Bonhams Hong…

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Whisky at auction: Cask investment ‘not for the faint‐hearted’

Buying spirits to flip on the secondary market is an age-old practice. But as closing prices for collections at auction reach millions of pounds, The Spirits Business asks if collecting has evolved from a hobby into a safe-haven asset. *This feature was originally published in the October 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Just when you think whisky auction prices couldn’t possibly climb any higher, along came the “ultimate whisky collection”. Comprising 467 bottles and…

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