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Whisky collection has a shot at breaking Guinness World Record in Scotland

United Kingdom, Auchterarder
February 04, 2020 at 14:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Some of the world's most sought-after whisky bottles will be going under the hammer in early 2020 as part of the largest auction of a collection of whiskies to date.

Footage filmed in Auchterarder, Scotland on Monday shows the unparalleled collection, consisting of over 3,900 rare and antique bottles, referred to by experts as "The Perfect Collection" accumulated over the years by whisky enthusiast and former CEO of the PepsiCo bottling dynasty, the late Richard Gooding.

Whisky auction site Whisky Auctioneer who will be hosting the auction have valued the collection at £7.5 million ($9.75 million, €8.8 million). Iain McClune, Founder of Whisky Auctioneer stated "It is the largest individual private collection ever to come to the auction market."

The collection includes two especially revered bottles, according to McClune "The Macallan 1926 Valerio Adami will likely reach between £700,000 and £800,000 at auction. The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare is estimated around £1,000,000 to £1,200,000 at auction" which would make them the world's most expensive whiskies. Both whiskies originate from a cask, which is referred to as "The Holy Grail" among whisky enthusiasts.

Over the last two months, this topic has been making headlines, firstly, in late 2019, Sotheby's auctioned a collection that included a 1926 Fine and Rare Macallan that became the most expensive single bottle of whiskey ever auctioned. Then, just a few weeks later, Thai businessman Viet Nguyen Dinah Tuan took the Guinness World Record for the most valuable collection that the "The Perfect Collection" will attempt to overtake.

The collection will need to pass the £8.5 million mark ($11.1 million, €10 million) to break the record for the highest amount paid for a single collection at auction. If it manages to break the £12.8 million ($16.7 million, €15.1 million) mark, it will take the Guinness World Record for the most valuable whisky collection in history.

"The Perfect Collection" will be auctioned live on Whisky Auctioneer from the 7th -17th February and 10th -20th April 2020.

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Some of the world's most sought-after whisky bottles will be going under the hammer in early 2020 as part of the largest auction of a collection of whiskies to date.

Footage filmed in Auchterarder, Scotland on Monday shows the unparalleled collection, consisting of over 3,900 rare and antique bottles, referred to by experts as "The Perfect Collection" accumulated over the years by whisky enthusiast and former CEO of the PepsiCo bottling dynasty, the late Richard Gooding.

Whisky auction site Whisky Auctioneer who will be hosting the auction have valued the collection at £7.5 million ($9.75 million, €8.8 million). Iain McClune, Founder of Whisky Auctioneer stated "It is the largest individual private collection ever to come to the auction market."

The collection includes two especially revered bottles, according to McClune "The Macallan 1926 Valerio Adami will likely reach between £700,000 and £800,000 at auction. The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare is estimated around £1,000,000 to £1,200,000 at auction" which would make them the world's most expensive whiskies. Both whiskies originate from a cask, which is referred to as "The Holy Grail" among whisky enthusiasts.

Over the last two months, this topic has been making headlines, firstly, in late 2019, Sotheby's auctioned a collection that included a 1926 Fine and Rare Macallan that became the most expensive single bottle of whiskey ever auctioned. Then, just a few weeks later, Thai businessman Viet Nguyen Dinah Tuan took the Guinness World Record for the most valuable collection that the "The Perfect Collection" will attempt to overtake.

The collection will need to pass the £8.5 million mark ($11.1 million, €10 million) to break the record for the highest amount paid for a single collection at auction. If it manages to break the £12.8 million ($16.7 million, €15.1 million) mark, it will take the Guinness World Record for the most valuable whisky collection in history.

"The Perfect Collection" will be auctioned live on Whisky Auctioneer from the 7th -17th February and 10th -20th April 2020.

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