Iconic record-breaking whisky auctions

24th September, 2020 by Melita Kiely

‘The Perfect Collection’

The Perfect CollectionIn February this year, the first part of the ‘world’s largest’ private whisky collection to be offered at auction sold for an astonishing US$4.2 million. The sale included a new record for the highly coveted Macallan 1926 Valerio Adami 60 Years Old, which sold for US$1,072,000, breaking the previous record of US$912,000.

‘The Perfect Collection’ had been accrued by the late American private collection Richard Gooding, and was sold by Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer. The collection, which contained more than 3,900 bottles of mostly single malt Scotch, was split into two separate auctions.

In April, the second part of the whisky sale had to be postponed due to a cyber attack. Rare bottles due to be sold in this part of the auction included a Glenfiddich 1937 Rare Collection 64 Years Old and The Balvenie 1937 Pure Malt 50 Years Old.

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