£8m whisky col­lec­tion to be sold off

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

THE world’s largest pri­vate col­lec­tion of whisky to go up for sale has been re­vealed.

The haul, which is ex­pected to fetch up to £8m, com­prises more than 3,900 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, reg­u­larly trav­el­ling to Scot­land with his pi­lot from his home in the USA to source spe­cial bot­tles at auc­tions and dis­til­leries be­fore his death in 2014.

He kept the thou­sands of bot­tles in his own “pub” – a room in his fam­ily home in Colorado spe­cially de­signed to dis­play the col­lec­tion.

Af­ter be­ing con­tacted by his fam­ily, Perthshire busi­ness Whisky Auc­tion­eer will sell the col­lec­tion over two on­line auc­tions next year.

Mr Good­ing’s widow, Nancy, said: “Richard truly loved and was proud of his col­lec­tion and en­joyed shar­ing it with friends and fel­low Scotch lovers in his ‘pub’ at home.”

The col­lec­tion will go on sale over two auc­tions, from Fe­bru­ary 7 to 17 and April 10 to 20, via the Whisky Auc­tion­eer web­site.

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