S otheby’s Hong Kong is delighted to present our mid-year auction for spirits, Distilled | Whisky + Moutai which features a huge variety of Scotch, Japanese Whisky and Moutai.
Scotch whisky offerings in this auction covers a wide range of distilleries, from the ever-popular Macallan to Islay giants like Bowmore, Ardbeg, Lagavulin, sherry monsters like Glendronach, Glen Grant and closed distilleries such as Brora and Port Ellen. The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Collection stands out as an exceptional set of presentation piece with only 300 sets produced worldwide. Other rare scotch highlights are the Glendronach 1968 47-year-old, the oldest single cask from the distillery, and the Glen Grant 72-year-old by Gordon & Macphail, the second oldest Glen Grant ever bottled. Classic high quality Japanese whiskies that bring nostalgia are not to be missed as well, such as Nikka 40-year-old and Yamazaki Sherry Cask. For card collectors out there, the Hanyu 10-of-clubs and Hanyu Coloured Joker are also featured in this auction.
Moutai offers starts from lot 7241, beginning with a variety of vintages of aged Moutai from 15-year-old to 50-year old. The 1986 5-star brown bottle is a particularly rare single bottle in this auction, and the 2015 Silk Road Special Edition, 2018 Suncity Group Special Edition are both highly sought-after collectors’ items. To end with flying colours, 6-bottle-original cases of Year of the Rabbit, Year of the Dog, and Year of the Monkey and plenty other Chinese Zodiac editions are there to finish off the auction.
Distilled | Whisky + Moutai will open for bidding on Thursday 6th July, with the lots beginning to close at 30 seconds intervals online from 2PM HKT on Tuesday 18th July.
拍賣以來自多間蒸餾廠的蘇格蘭威士忌開場，包括備受熱捧的麥卡倫及艾雷島名廠Bowmore、Ardbeg、Lagavulin、以雪莉桶熟成威士忌起家的Glendronach和Glen Grant，以及現已停產的Brora和Port Ellen。本場焦點是一組麥卡倫占士邦60週年限量版威士忌，全球限量推出300套。其他珍罕蘇格蘭威士忌有Glendronach酒齡最高的單桶原酒1968 Glendronach 47年及Gordon & Macphail裝瓶的 Glen Grant 72年。拍賣亦精選多款經典日本威士忌經典，包括Nikka 40年及山崎雪莉桶威士忌；至於喜歡收集羽生撲克牌系列的酒迷，不容錯過今次亮相的羽生「黑桃10」及羽生「彩色小丑」麥芽威士忌。
Navigating the Sale
Lot 7001 - 7100: Rare Scotch whiskies with 48 lots of Macallan including the James Bond 60th Anniversary Collection, followed by old Glendronachs, variety of Islay malts, Cask of Distinction from Lagavulin, Clynelish and Talisker.
Lot 7101 - 7240: Highly collectable Japanese whiskies including classics from all Hakushu, Yamazaki, Yoichi and Karuizawa, two Hanyu cards, a variety of Komgatake single casks, and a few top-tier American Bourbons.
Lot 7241 - 7353: Collection of Kweichow Moutai from 1980s to present day, highlighted with special editions (Kweichow Moutai Suncity Group Special Edition 2015, Kweichow Moutai The Silk Road Special Edition 2015 (1.5L) + more)