£8m whisky collection to be auctioned off
THE world’s largest private collection of whisky to go under the hammer has been revealed.
The haul, expected to fetch up to £8 million, comprises more than 3900 bottles. It includes a bottle of 1926 Fine and Rare Macallan, one of which recently became the most expensive in the world when it sold for £1.5m.
Richard Gooding, a former PepsiCo bottling magnate, built the collection over decades, travelling to Scotland with his pilot from his US home to source special bottles at auctions and distilleries before his death in 2014.
The collection will be sold at two auctions in February and April.