LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM —
Expensive whiskey lovers will have the chance to bid nearly 4,000 rare bottles purchased by an executive at the US soft drink bottling company.
Whiskey auction company said On Monday, the so-called "Perfect Collection" includes some million-pound bottles, "some of which have never been seen before."
"It's the largest collection by value, also by volume," Whiskey Auctioneer founder Iain McClune said in a statement.
The bottles were collected by Richard Gooding, head of a Pepsi bottling company that died in 2014.
Gooding traveled to Scotland several times to find special bottles of small distilleries, "some of which have ceased to exist," the company said.
They include a bottle of 1926 Fine and Rare Macallan, one of which became the most expensive in the world when it sold for £ 1.5m ($ 1.9m, 1.8m) in October.
The collection will be available at two online auctions organized by the company from February 7-17 and April 10-20 next year.
"He loved everything from researching the many malt distilleries to visiting them and tasting his whiskeys," Gooding's widow Nancy said on the auctioneer's website.
"Their mission was to collect a bottle representing each distillery."