Whisky: a “perfect collection ” put up for auction

Whisky Auctioneer announced on Monday 9 December that more than 3,900 bottles of rare whisky will be on sale next year.

More than 3,900 bottles of rare whisky acquired by an American amateur will be auctioned by Whisky Auctioneer, according to which it is the largest private collection ever put up for sale.The Scottish house announced on Monday 9 December on its website that next year’s auction of what it describes as the “perfect collection”, including Scottish, Irish, American and Japanese bottles, some worth more than a million pounds each, will be held next year, “Its scale and rarity make it one of the most exciting discoveries in the world of whisky,” Whisky Auctioneer founder Iain McClune said in a statement.

It was an American from Colorado, Richard Gooding, who for decades built up this collection by travelling regularly to Scotland in search of special bottles until his death in 2014. He kept it in a special room he called the “Pub”. He loved all aspects” of his “passion”: “reading about the distilleries, visiting them and tasting their whiskies”, explained his widow, quoted in Whisky Auctioneer’s press release.

The collection includes Macallan 1926 Fine & Rare 60 Year Old, which holds the world record for the most expensive bottle of whisky sold ($1.7 million last October), and will be on sale from 7 to 17 February and 10 to 20 April 2020.

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