Most of us are proud owners of a bottle of scotch or two. However, beating us at the game (unsurprisingly) is Vietnamese businessman Viet Nguyen Dinah Tuan who possesses the most expensive collection of whiskey in the world. The Ho Chi Minh City resident has also been declared the Guinness World Record holder for the world’s most valuable whisky collection, treasured at a mind-boggling $16.75 million.
Viet’s collection features one of the world’s only complete Macallan Fine & Rare assortments, including the prestigious 1926 release, one of 12 bottles of the oldest Bowmore whisky which also holds the record for the most expensive Islay malt, and one of 24 bottles of a 1919 vintage Springbank, a bottle of which recently sold for £220,000 ($283,000). In total, the coveted collection comprises 535 of the world’s rarest, oldest and finest bottles of Scotch and Japanese whisky.
Commenting on it, Viet in a statement said, “For me, whisky collecting has been my life’s passion. Every spare I moment I get, I’m searching auction sites and trading websites to find famous and rare whiskies from around the world. Clearly this requires a lot of patience and no shortage of tenacity, but I’m proud of my efforts. As for my collection, I have no intention of selling any of it. Not one bottle. In fact, I’ll continue to hunt for more old and rare bottles and add to and enrich it.” Whiskey love is real love after all!