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Largest private collection of whiskey in the world goes under hammer

The largest private collection of whiskey, consisting of more than 3,900 bottles, will be auctioned next year in the Scottish city of Perth. The auction could potentially raise £8 million, the auction house expects Whisky Auctioneer.

The collection is the most important value and quantity that has ever been in public sale and is called ‘The Perfect Collection’.

Mr. Gooding’s Pub

According to the founder of the auction house, Iain McClune, the owner of the collection, is Richard Gooding, an American businessman from Colorado who died in 2014. Gooding has worked for decades on creating ‘The Perfect Collection’ of whiskey, leaving no means unturned by regularly traveling with his pilot to Scotland to look for special bottles at auctions and distilleries. His family finally decided on the collection, which the collector kept in a separate room that he “Mr. Gooding’s ‘Pub’, to be auctioned.

Largest private collection of whiskey in the world goes under hammer
©Whiskey Auctioneer – ‘Mr. Gooding’s ‘Pub’, a special room in his house that was specially designed to show all his whiskeys in their glory.

Valuable bottles

The collection consists of some of the most coveted, valuable, and rare bottles from distilleries such as The Macallan, Bowmore, and Springbank. The collection includes a Macallan 1926 Fine & Rare 60 Year Old, a whiskey that broke the record in October this year of the most expensive whiskey bottles ever.

Largest private collection of whiskey in the world goes under hammer
©Whiskey Auctioneer – The collection of the late Richard Gooding has 3,900 bottles of whiskey.

The auction will take place from 7 to 17 February and from 10 to 20 April 2020.

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