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Bonhams Offers Rare Whiskies In Paris Sale Next Week


The Bonhams auction house will be offering their inaugural spirits sale at Bonhams Paris location at 4 Rue de la Paix in Paris on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

Bonhams’ 189-lot sale will feature several rare whiskies most “notably from Italian collections….such as rare bottles from [Silvano] Samaroli, one of the last Italian whisky trading companies,…including the now coveted 15-year-old Laphroaig, 1967 ($29,000 – $40,000 estimate).”

Other whiskies being offered up by Samaroli include a 12-year-old Springbank, was part of a small batch produced and imported exclusively for the Italian market ($15,800-$21,000 estimate).

Another whisky being offered is a 19-year-old Highland Park also exclusively distributed for the Italian market with a run of a mere 60 bottles and accompanied by a numbered Edinburgh crystal decanter ($1,685-$2,100 estimate).

Yet another offering is a 10-year-old whisky from The Macallan which was bottled at 57% alcohol by volume [114 proof] by Gordon & MacPhail ($1,155-$1,475 estimate).

Also being offered is a Longmorn 1974 ($2,315-$3,155 estimate) and a rare Cognac Hardy 1914 Grande Champagne which emerges directly from the personal collection of Jacques Hardy and was aged for several decades before being found in a demijohn by Hardy ($5,790-$6,840 estimate).

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