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New record in whisky bottle auctions: +$4,277,000

The first part of the whisky auction known as The Perfect Collection reached a sales record of +$4 million. Read more here.

The Perfect Collection, consisting of over 3900 bottles of single malt Scotch whisky, among others, belonged to private collector Richard Gooding.

The auction divides into two parts, with the first culminating last Monday, February 17th. A total of 1642 bidders from 56 countries took part in the auction where more than 1932 bottles were in offer. The latter reached 4,277,000 $.

Again, the famous bottle of The Macallan 1926 Valerio Adami 60 years was sold at astronomical prices. The bottle that in 2018 was sold for $912,000, broke this record reaching a price in The Perfect Collecion of $1,072,000.

In October 2019, a bottle of The Macallan 1926 Fine and Rare Whisky broke the world record selling at Sotheby’s London for $1.9 million. Proof that the fever for rare Macallan bottles persists.

Auctioneers Whisky Auctioneer say the sale of The Macallan 1926 was “a landmark moment for the secondary whisky market.”

WA is the first online whisky auction to sell a bottle at this price.


The highlights of the first part

This first part of the auction featured a great offer of 201 bottles of The Macallan. The bottles reached a total price of $2,559,218.

Two other bottles broke a sales record. On the one hand, a bottle of The Macallan 1928 Anniversary Malt 50 Year Old which sold for $119,863, compared to a price of $93,819 in October 2019. On the other hand a bottle of Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 reached a sales price of $27 705. The sale broke the previous record set by a 700ml bottle at $22,164.

The second part of the auction will take place from April 10 to 20. The remaining bottles will enter this second sale. The bottles include The Macallan 1926 Fine & Rare, a Glenfiddich 1937 Rare Collection 64 years old and The Balvenie 1937 Pure Malt 50 years old.

The Perfect Collection Part Two is live from April 10th via Whisky Auctioneer website.


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