Rare whisky launched by Macallan
The Macallan and Lalique have launched the third decanter in The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection.
Valued at US $15,000 The Macallan in Lalique Finest Cut decanter contains a rare 57 years old single malt whisky.
The bottle, which went on sale this month, was designed by French crystal house Lalique with only 400 limited editions being produced.
The Macallan director of fine and rare whiskies David Cox noted: “This is the third collaboration between The Macallan and legendary crystal makers Lalique and it is a truly stunning addition to the Six Pillars decanter collection.
“As a reflection of the beauty of the decanter we chose to fill it with a particularly rare 57 years old Macallan single malt whisky — the second oldest vintage Macallan whisky ever released.”
Each bottle has been individually numbered and can be bought from selected outlets in the USA, UK, Europe and Asia.
According to Cox the whisky has been vatted together from two casks; the first consisting of a 1950 American oak sherry butt, with the second a vatting of Macallan from Spanish oak sherry butts originally filled in 1949, 1951 and 1952.
“The result is a softly and sumptuous single malt, showing off the classic dried fruits, spice and hints of peat redolent of The Macallan house style of the early 1950’s,” explained Cox.
The Finest Cut decanter was created by Lalique’s design team in Paris and hand crafted at Lalique’s crystal making facility in Wingen-sur-Moder, Alsace.
Silvio Denz, president and chief executive officer of Lalique, commented: “Each piece was worked on by up to 15 craftsmen, many of whom have attained the Meilleur ouvrier de France (the Finest Craftsman of France Award).
“Each decanter bears the ‘Lalique France’ signature, which symbolises authenticity and more than 100 years of creativity, heritage and craftsmanship.”