Rare big whiskysamling is expected to bring in fortune

Whiskysamling with 3900 bottles of rare whisky to be sold at online auctions in Scotland. A private collection of scotch whisky is expected to bring in up to

Rare big whiskysamling is expected to bring in fortune

Whiskysamling with 3900 bottles of rare whisky to be sold at online auctions in Scotland.

A private collection of scotch whisky is expected to bring in up to 10.5 million dollars (71 million euros) at auction next year.

Whiskysamlingen, which includes the 3900 bottles of rare whisky, is the largest that has ever been left to an auction house.

It was Colorado businessman Richard Gooding, who purchased many bottles through two decades.

Gooding, who died in 2014, 67 years, flew often to Scotland and visited the auction houses and distilleries in order to get hold of the world's rarest single malts.

the Auction house Whisky Auctioneer in Perth will sell the bottles individually by two separate online auctions next year. The collection includes the world's most expensive whisky to a Macallan.

A single bottle of "Fine and Rare Macallan" from 1926 is expected to bring in about 1.2 million pounds (up from 10.7 million dollars).

A 1919 Springbank from the collection is valued at about 200,000 pounds (about 1.8 million dollars). A rare 1937 Glenfiddich is expected to bring in 60,000 pounds (533.000 euros).

In the collection are bottles from some of Scotland's closed distilleries - among other Old Orkney from Stromness Distillery and the Dallas Dhu.

Goodings widow, Nancy, said her husband loved all aspects of the whisky - the research and visits to the many single malt distilleries and whiskysmagningerne.

Gooding kept the many bottles in his private pub in his home in the UNITED states. He was the owner of The Pepsi Cola Bottling Company from 1979 to 1988, when he sold it to the parent company, PepsiCo./

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Updated Date: 09 December 2019, 21:00

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