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Whisky Advocate: Online Whisky Auction to Challenge Sotheby’s Macallan World Record

December 20, 2019

Online whisky specialist Whisky Auctioneer will sell the largest single-owner collection of whisky ever to come to auction at two sales in 2020. “The Perfect Collection” comprises 3,900 lots with an estimated value of $9–$11 million. To give some idea of its enormity, The Perfect Collection is 16% larger than the Diageo Claive Vidiz Collection, which is currently on display at the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh. And it’s ten times larger than “The Ultimate Whisky Collection” sold by Sotheby’s in October 2019.

As an online auction house, Whisky Auctioneer doesn’t typically release a catalogue of lots before the sale goes live, but Whisky Advocate has been able to get an exclusive first look at the list and scrutinize its contents, comparing this landmark auction with the Sotheby’s sale to determine which collection truly is most valuable. Here’s the full story.—Jonny McCormick

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