Largest Private Collection of Whisky Goes on Auction

13 Apr 2020
2 min read
Calling all whisky connoisseurs – one of the most exciting events in the world of whisky is happening this April and luckily, you can take part safely from the comfort of your home.

Online whisky auction specialists Whisky Auctioneer are launching part two of their exclusive sale event The Perfect Collection by Mr. Richard Gooding. Consisting of a library of almost 4000 of the wold’s most rare, coveted, expensive and expansive collection of Scotch Whisky bottles to go to public auction, this is a truly unique and very sought-after event.

Iain McClune, Founder of Whisky Auctioneer, comments: “The Perfect Collection auction is a once in a lifetime opportunity for collectors, investors and whisky lovers to acquire a piece of whisky history. They will find many bottles that have never, or rarely, been seen on the secondary market. The auction includes the opportunity to purchase The Macallan 1926 Fine & Rare 60 Year Old, a range of highly sought-after bottles from some of Scotland’s lost distilleries, and special Bowmore, The Balvenie and Glenfiddich bottlings – all of which are gold dust for collectors.”

“With the current situation requiring so many of us to stay at home, the beauty of Whisky Auctioneer, unlike traditional auction houses, is that we bring the opportunity of this magnificent collection of whisky to you wherever you may be. It is so easy to get involved anywhere in the world by bidding from the comfort of your own home on your laptop or phone, with something for all ranges of budgets – from a hundred to over a million pounds – a truly accessible auction for all those who have an interest in whisky.”

Taking place from 10-20 April 2020, the 10-day online sale of 1,958 bottles of whisky is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for whisky aficionados to get their hands on some very special treasures. The highlights include:

  • The Macallan 1926 Fine & Rare 60 Year Old
  • A host of highly sought-after bottles from some of Scotland’s lost distilleries including Dallas Dhu, Glenugie and Killyloch with some bottles dating back as far as 1921
  • Glenfiddich 1937 Rare Collection 64 Year Old; with only 61 bottles produced this is a very rare find and is the oldest expression ever to have been released by Glenfiddich
  • Glenfiddich 1936 Peter J. Russell – a truly unique example of one of Glenfiddich’s early single malts, bottled in 1969
  • Alongside Mr. Gooding’s favourite bottling, Bowmore’s 1964 Black Bowmore, there are many other exceptional examples from the Islay distillery including other 1964 vintages and expressions, including both the Black, White and Gold as well as the Fino, Oloroso and Bourbon cask ‘trilogies’
  • Rare Bowmore finds such as the 1967 Largiemeanoch and the 25 Year Old Auld Alliance Chateau Lagrange bottling

To sign up for Part Two of The Perfect Collection by Mr. Richard Gooding and for more information, visit the website


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