“The Perfect Collection” by the late American collector Richard Gooding, consists bottles of primarily single malt Scotch whisky hailing from distilleries such as the Macallan, Bowmore and Springbank.

What is believed to be the largest private whisky collection to go on public sale will be auctioned online by Whisky Auctioneer next year, and it comprises some of the rarest and most eclectic bottlings of whisky.

According to the Whisky Auctioneer, “The Perfect Collection” by the late American collector Richard Gooding, consists of over 3,900 bottles of primarily single malt Scotch whisky hailing from distilleries such as the Macallan, Bowmore and Springbank, some of which are valued at over GBP 1 million (RM5.5 million).

The auction will feature the largest collection of The Macallan whisky to ever go on public sale, including some of its rarest bottlings like 1926 Valerio Adami and 1926 Fine & Rare, both 60-year-old bottlings.

The library of whiskies will also include bottlings from Scotland’s lost distilleries such as Old Orkney from Stromness Distillery and Dallas Dhu.

Richard Gooding was a private collector from Colorado, United States whose collection, until recently, lay in his “Pub” in his Colorado family home, housed in a room specially designed to showcase the rare bottlings.

According to his wife, Nancy Gooding, Richard had been collecting the whiskies for over two decades.

“He loved every aspect of it; from researching the many single malt distilleries to visiting them and tasting their whiskies,” Nancy said.

The Perfect Collection by Mr Richard Gooding will go live on Whisky Auctioneer over two separate auctions from 7 February-17 February and 10 April -20 April 2020.

(Source: Whisky Auctioneer)