SPINK CHINA | As this most historic
year for Spink draws to a close, with it comes a time for
reflection, a chance to bask in the warm glow as the sun slowly
sets on an extraordinary 350th year. At such a time it
seems only fitting that we are accompanied by our friends and a
selection of fine and rare whiskies sourced from the treasure
troves of Scotland to the mythical valleys of Japan.
Along the windswept coastline of
the isle of Islay lies one of these treasures: the Bowmore
distillery and the legendary No 1 vaults, home to the oldest Scotch
maturation warehouse in the world. Established in 1779 the
distillery has a rich history, once owned by James Mutter, the vice
consul for the Ottoman Empire, Portugal and Brazil in the early
19th century. During World War II production was halted
to host the RAF Coastal Command operations from Loch Indaal where
flying boats were launched on anti-submarine warfare missions.
Today the distillery sits amidst
the whitewashed houses and stone harbour off the South Eastern
shore of Loch Indaal welcoming visitors across oceans far and wide
to sample the complex but beautifully balanced flavour of Bowmore's
Single Malt. In keeping with our 350th year we present
lot 154 - a 1964 Black Bowmore limited edition. Housed in its
original wooden case - a thing of rustic beauty in itself - both
case and bottle feature engraved designs of the iconic distillery.
A true gem.
Lot 154 - Estimate HK$42,000 -
For the romantics among us it is
impossible to resist the charms of Macallan's beguiling Red Ribbon
1950 single malt. Wrapped with an elegant red ribbon and
accompanied by a delightful wooden case it is a sight to behold and
one for only the finest home.
Lot 140 - Estimate HK$40,000 -
Illuminating our evening alongside
our Scottish friends is a stunning collection of Japanese whiskies
including a fine array of the great Karuizawa distillery
highlighted by lot 248. Containing single malts distilled between
1960 - 2000 the Five Decades edition is the embodiment of a
lifetime's work. Delicately engraved and presented alongside its
original case with lock and keys this is truly a wonder to savour
for decades to come.
Lot 248 - Estimate HK$100,000 -
Also joining us on this balmy
evening will be a very special guest in the guise of the
'Monochrome Joker' (Lot 184). Distilled in 1985 as part of Ichiro's
iconic 'card' series and arriving with an air of mischief we
strongly suspect frissons of excitement to greet his
Lot 184 - Estimate HK$70,000 -
The sale takes place from 7pm on
the 13th October in Spink's Hong Kong office.
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