Grab a Glass, Take a Seat
The collection, better known by its official name “The Perfect Collection”, is a private collection of whiskies and scotches that make any collector or drinker’s mouth water. Over several decades the bottles have been assembled and safely kept by the late Richard Gooding. A Colorado native, Mr. Gooding has been collecting exceptional and rare bottles of the dark spirit for decades. The vast variety of the collection is astonishing. It features the largest assemblage of The Macallan, Bowmore, and Springbank bottles, and bottles from some of Scotland’s long gone distilleries, many of which are unknown to frequent drinkers. The Perfect Collection consists mostly of single malt scotch whiskies but, of course, no full collection is complete without nods to Ireland, America (bourbon), and Japan. As the largest public lot sale of whisky in history, Mr. Richard Gooding will be offering all 3900 bottles of his meticulously curated collection. Some of the standout bottles include:
The Macallan 1926 Fine & Rare 60 Year Old - Currently holds the world-record for the most expensive bottle of whisky sold.
The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60 Year Old - Last appeared for sale in 2018, where it achieved the world-record (at the time) for the most expensive bottle of whisky sold.
The Macallan 50 Year Old Lalique Six Pillars Collection - A full collection of The Macallan and Lalique's collaboration series.
Springbank 1919 50 Year Old - One of only 24 bottles produced.
Glenfiddich 1937 Rare Collection 64 Year Old - The oldest and rarest expression of The Glenfiddich. One of only 61 bottles produced.
Bowmore 1964 Black Bowmore 29 Year Old 1st Edition - Mr Gooding's favourite dram. The auction will also feature The 1964 Trilogy - Black, White and Gold and The Cask Trilogy - Oloroso, Bourbon and Fino Casks, as well as the incredibly rare Bowmore 1967 Lairgiemeanoch 12 Year Old.
O.O. Old Orkney Real Liqueur Whisky circa 1940s - A window into an altogether different era of whisky production from the long closed Stromness Distillery (closed 1928).
Dallas Dhu 1921 Single Cask 64 Year Old - A historic rarity never before seen on the secondary market, or in fact by a number of whisky experts/connoisseurs.
The Perfect Collection by Mr Richard Gooding will take place over two separate dedicated auctions. The auctions will go live on Whisky Auctioneer from 7 - 17 February and 10 - 20 April 2020. Register for the auction here: https://discover.whiskyauctioneer.com/the-perfect-collection/