Two very rare Macallans graced Bonhams this year: the aged ‘Christmas cake-style fruit flavoured ’ Millennium, and a 42-year-old bottle, part of the Macallan Distillery’s ‘The Rarest Collection’. But the highlight was the oldest Brora whisky (44 years) which fetched £14,500 at the auction house’s Hong Kong branch. ‘I’m not surprised it was contested so fiercely nor that it sold for such an impressive price,’ says Martin Green. It’s a stable investment, with top brands of single malt continuing to be highly desirable. Bonhams’s whisky arm auctions a range of spirits, from old and rare to collectible and affordable items. Scotch tends to dominate every event, but a selection of Irish and American whiskeys is also available.