Whisky history was made on Monday 22 February 2021 as the curtain came down on the auction of the ‘Perfect Collection’ of whisky. With a total final hammer price* of $9,100,000 (£6,675,000), the collection of 3,900 bottles has become the highest value private collection ever to sell on the secondary market at an auction dedicated to one single collector’s whisky. The auction has been hosted in two parts by market leaders Whisky Auctioneer due to the sheer scale of Mr Gooding’s whisky library – a man who dedicated two decades of his life in pursuit of the perfect collection.