Mr. Man's Chan, the Chairman of Hong Kong Miniature Liquor Club, possesses
more than 14,000 miniature cognacs, with most of them having a long
history of over a century. He is the one who possesses the most expensive
miniature liquor as well as miniature cognac in Hong Kong. Although
he is not the top of the world regarding the collection amount, his
numerous collection of miniature cognac and miniature Remy Martin
Louis XIII is definitely the best of a time, especially the miniature
Remy Martin Louis XIII, the grandest dream of the miniature collectors,
which most people could even hardly get a chance to take a good look
at. And he has a collection of more than 30 bottles of miniature Remy
Martin Louis XIII of different years, what an unbreakable record!
That is why Mr. Chan is well-known as "the King of Cognac"
among foreign collectors.
Apart from his collection of 14,000 different miniature liquors, he
also collects the large-sized cognacs in the past two decades, which
most of them are given to him by other collectors for miniature liquors
for exchange. Now he has collected nearly a thousand bottles of precious
Man's Chan accepted the invitation from Bureau National Interprofessionnel
du Cognac (BNIC) to attend the 3-day Cognac Educator Course held in
Cognac, France on 9 December 2012. A total of 14 experts in the Cognac
industry from France, UK, German, US and India were invited to participate
in this internationally known Cognac qualification course. Those who
pass all strict professional requirements and standards will be awarded
with the qualification of Cognac Educator and certificate will be
given, and Mr. Chan has obtained the highest rank of the qualification
- Gold Medal. He is the first Chinese person ever to get Gold Medal,
and also the second Chinese person to be awarded with the qualification
of Cognac Educator out of totally 44 qualified Cognac Educators in
3 years since the course started.
The 8th annual La Part des Anges auction and gala took place in Cognac
on 19 September, 2013. Each year of La Part des Anges auction and
gala, International Cognac Personality of Award will be awarded to
those who are most involved and devoted to the Cognac Appellation.
They will be responsible for promoting Cognac in other parts of the
word as Cognac Educators. It was my honour to receive this award this
year, as the first Chinese and the first Asian to be granted this
award. There were 2 candidates who were awarded with the Les Cognac
Awards in 2013, which makes it 12 worldwide in total.
very honoured to be the first Chinese to stand in front of 650 Cognac
experts, and owners of Cognac Houses and chateau to deliver his
speech as an awardee. It is not only an encouragement to my enthusiasm
and effort to Cognac collection throughout the last 20 years; He
believe the main reason is that the effect of China is growing rapidly,
for them to give this award to a Chinese person. Therefore, this
glory belongs to all Chinese!
The following is the photos / Videos taken during prize-giving.
Photos / 2013 Videos: http://www.lapartdesanges.cognac.fr/zh/photos-videos
He thinks that large-sized liquor is totally another field that involves
value, transaction, liquor quality, market, etc., which is different
from the concepts of miniature liquor collection. There is still room
for learning for Mr. Man's Chan. This website aims at sharing his
collection, raising profound and open discussions and exchanging valuable
opinions among miniature liquor fans and experts.