Mr. Viet Nguyen Dinh Tuan A
Vietnamese Whiskey Collector
Mr. Viet Nguyen Dinh Tuan entered the prestigious club by a record holder, you would expect to see in what sport he succeeded. Here you would look in vain, Vietnamese collector won the title as the proud owner of the most prized collection of Whiskey. His collection was awarded by the world's leading experts. For a total of GBP 10 million.The collection comprises 535 of the world’s rarest, oldest and finest bottles of Scotch and Japanese whiskey. Highlights include one of the world’s only complete Macallan Fine and Rare collections, including the now-iconic 1926 “Fine & Rare”. Only forty bottles of the Macallan 1926 were ever released. Mr. Viet owns three.
The 1926 Macallan Fine and Rare is also the world’s most expensive bottle of whiskey having sold recently for a hammer price of £1,200,000 (£1,452,000 including buyer’s premium), as part of a private collection which was claimed by Sotheby’s to be the ultimate collection of whiskey ever to be sold at auction. Mr. Viet’s collection also holds one of only twelve bottles of the oldest Bowmore ever released, which also happens to be both the most expensive Bowmore and the most expensive Islay malt in the world, with a similar bottle fetching £300,000 (hammer price) at auction.
“However, from a pure value perspective, we’re confident this collection is head and shoulders above the rest. Mr. Viet is, what we believe to be, one of possibly three collectors in the world to own all three variants of the legendary Macallan 1926 bottling (the Fine and Rare label, the Peter Blake label and the Valerio Adami label), which recently broke the world record. That said, it may well be the case that Mr. Viet is the only collector in the world to have three bottles.”