World Renowned Pat’s Whiskey Collection is Now at Public Auction – and You Can Bid
By Kevin Gibson
Pat’s Whiskey Collection just became the largest private whiskey collection ever to go to auction.
Through Oct. 19, bourbon and whiskey fans will be able to register for the auction and place bids at Whiskey Auctioneer, with shots at highly sought-after bourbon and whiskey such as a near-complete Buffalo Antique Collection, Pappy Van Winkle bottles and a legendary 1974 A.H. Hirsch Reserve.
Is your mouth watering yet?
The collection includes more than 9,000 bottles, with American whiskey and bourbon the focal point. There are highlights aplenty, like:
In short, it’s a is a contemporary gold mine of ridiculously hard-to-find rare bourbons and ryes, per Fred Minnick himself.
The collection’s owner (whose last name is redacted),
While Pat will hold back some favorites for his own consumption, the remainder of Pat’s Whiskey Collection will be sold across multiple auctions over the next nine months.
The collection’s owner (whose last name is redacted) said in a press announcement that collecting the whiskey “defined for me what the journey of whisky discovery was supposed to look like, akin to a historic drinking game to be played over a decade or more.”
He added, “The history of American whiskey is fascinating and complex. Untangling the threads and putting the pieces back together is a true journey of exploration and discovery. One you should embark on without preconceived ideas of whiskey snobbery and a preparedness to have your palate awed at every twist and turn.”