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'Perfect' Scotch whiskey collection could be worth £ 8m – BBC News, BBC News


                                 Gooding 'pub' collectionImage copyright                 Whiskey Auctioner                                                      
Image caption                                    The late owner of the collection kept his prized bottles in his “pub” at his home in Colorado                             

Auctioneers have unveiled what is believed to be the largest private collection of whiskey ever to go on public sale.

More than 3,bottles of primarily single malt Scotch will be sold by online whiskey auction specialists whiskey auctioneer next year.

The “perfect collection” includes very rare bottles from The Macallan, Bowmore and Springbank distilleries.

Its collective value has been estimated at a hammer price of £ 7m to £ 8m.

Perth-based Whiskey Auctioneer described it as “the most extensive private collection we have seen in terms of the completeness of representation of 50 th Century Scottish distilleries. “

The collection has been put up for sale by the family of an American businessman who died in 2020.

Colorado-based Richard Gooding, who once owned one of the largest soft-drink distributors in the US, spent more than (years amassing his collection.)

                                                                                                      Image copyright                 Whiskey Auctioneer                                                      
Image caption                                    Whiskey Auctioneer founder Iain McClune said the collection was “truly one of a kind”                             

The eclectic mix of whiskies includes bottlings from some of Scotland’s lost distilleries, such as Stromness. and Dallas Dhu.

It also features some of the most sought-after bottles in the world, including The Macallan (************************************************ – year-old Valerio Adami label and The Macallan (********************************************** – – year-old Fine and Rare.

In October a bottle ofThe Macallan sold for nearly £ 1.5m, including buyer’s premium.

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Other stars of the auction include a Springbank****************** – year-old (estimated hammer price: £ 549, – £ (******************************************, ********************************************** and The Macallan 67 – year-old Lalique Six Pillars Collection (£ 90, – £ (********************************************,********** Until recently, the collection was housed in what Mr Gooding called his “pub” – a dedicated room in his Colorado family home that was specially designed to showcase his whiskies.


Who was Richard Gooding?

                                                                                                      Image copyright                 Nancy Gooding                                                  

Mr Gooding’s grandfather, James A Gooding, started the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Denver in 1988.

When he retired, Richard’s Gooding’s father took over the business before Richard became owner and chief executive inHe sold the company to PepsiCo in (********************************.

Colorado-based Mr Gooding died at the age of in June after a long battle with skin cancer.


According to his family, Mr Gooding sought to create “the perfect collection” of whiskey, traveling regularly to Scotland in his private jet in search of special bottles at auctions and distilleries.

His wife Nancy said: “It was clear to us as a family that collecting Scotch was one of Richard’s greatest passions – an endeavor that spanned over two decades.

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

“He was always so pleased to acquire the bottles that he was searching for over the years.

“His mission was to collect a bottle that represented every single distillery, but his favorite was always Bowmore, with his preferred whiskey being Black Bowmore. “

                                                                                                      Image copyright                 Whiskey Auctioneer                                                      
Image caption                                    The collection includes an extensive range of The Macallan                             

Whiskey Auctioneer founder Iain McClune said Mr Gooding’s collection was “truly one of a kind” .

He added: “Its sheer scale and rarity makes it one of the most exciting discoveries in the whiskey world, and we ‘re thrilled to unveil it to the public ahead of it going live on our online auction site next year. “(The auction will go live onWhiskey Auctioneerfrom 7 – February and from 17 – (April) ****************************.             
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