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Iconic luxury whisky maker The Macallan has linked arms for a third time with French luxury crystal house Lalique to launch the third decanter in The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection. The Macallan in Lalique Finest Cut decanter contains an exceptionally rare 57-year-old single malt whisky valued at USD$15,000.
A limited edition of just 400 decanters have been produced, each individually numbered and available in selected outlets in the USA, UK, Europe and Asia.
“This is the third collaboration between The Macallan and the great craftsmen in crystal at Lalique. It is a truly stunning addition to the Six Pillars decanter collection. In homage to the beauty of the decanter we chose a particularly rare 57-year-old Macallan single malt whisky. It is the second oldest Macallan whisky ever released, only surpassed in age by the legendary 1926, a 60 year old Macallan, bottled in 1986,” said David Cox, Director of Fine & Rare Whiskies for The Macallan.
“The 57-year-old has been vatted together from two casks; the first, a 1950 American oak sherry butt, the second a vatting of Macallan from Spanish oak sherry butts originally filled in 1949, 1951 and 1952. The result is a softly 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. Due to the rarity of the liquid, only 400 decanters will be produced,” Cox continued. The third decanter in The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection takes its inspiration from The Macallan’s Finest Cut, that fraction of the new make spirit which is filled into casks for maturation. At The Macallan, this fraction is a mere 16%.
It is the heart of the run, the best of the best, delivered at a very slow rate of distillation to maximise flavour and deliver the distinctively rich, fruity, linseed oil character of The Macallan’s new make spirit.
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