THE MOST RENOWN COLLECTION
Surprisingly, the most renowned whisky collection of the world was located in Brazil!
The owner, Claive Vidiz, built up his collection over 35 years. He wouldn’t think of collecting these spirits until he received some rare bottles as gifts. He then developed a passion for it and acquired very rare bottles along with less prestigious, to achieve the high number of 3,384 bottles. If we do the math, it corresponds to about two new bottles every week…
This is not the largest collection of the world, but certainly the most refined, as it counts many very rare expressions of now disappeared distilleries. Among them a peated Brora or a lagavulin from the 1950′.
He decided to sell his collection, and fortunately the buyer, Diageo, not any buyer, did purchase it completely in 2006. The acquisition price has not been disclosed. The collection was shipped from Brazil to Edinburgh and displayed as of 2009 in a museum, the Scotch Whisky Experience.