Thursday, May 19, 2016

THE MACALLAN RELEASES FINAL LALIQUE DECANTER IN ITS SIX PILLARS COLLECTION

The Macallan has announced the launch of the 6th and final Lalique Decanter in its luxury Six Pillars Collection.

The Macallan 65 Year Old ‘Peerless Spirit’ Lalique Decanter (46.3% ABV) which is said to deliver notes of honey-dipped Madagascan vanilla pods, cinnamon and Moroccan dates on the nose and notes of cracked black pepper, cloves and toasted cocoa beans on the palate, is one of the oldest and rarest ever released by the distillery.
The Macallan 65 Year Old 'Peerless Spirit' Lalique Decanter

This final release from in The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection, represents the concluding chapter in the story of The Macallan’s foundation stones, the elements that define the character of its single malt.  It also showcases the strength behind the decade long partnership, which has seen The Macallan and Lalique united by an unwavering commitment to craft, mastery and beauty.

Commenting on the launch, Ken Grier, Brand Director for The Macallan, said: “This stunning collection of decanters is the result of two kindred spirits, rooted in a shared passion for craftsmanship, detail and mastery. This sixth and final release continues to showcase the unwavering commitment of both the masters of Lalique and The Macallan to create beautiful and desirable objet d’art.”

He went on to say: “With the collection now complete, it is time to reflect not only on the exquisite whiskies that have been brought to the fore by The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker, but also on the extraordinary skills of the Lalique craftsmen carrying on the legacy of René Lalique, the man whose talent continues to inspire and influence.  It is the heritage, customs and traditions of both The Macallan and Lalique that have united to create this ultimate collectable collection.”

Since its launch in 2005, The Macallan in Lalique Collection has proved extremely popular with collectors across the world. In 2014, according to a report in Whisky Magazine, The Macallan accounted for the top ten priced bottles sold at auction; eight out of ten of these sales were decanters from The Macallan in Lalique Collection.

The Macallan 65 Year Old ‘Peerless Spirit’ Lalique Decanter, is limited to just 450 individually numbered decanters, and will be available from July 1st through specialist retailers for a RRP of £23,500.

Posted by Steve Rush