The set of six crystal decanters, comprising of The Macallan in Lalique: Exceptional Oak Cask, 50 Years Old - Natural Colour 55 Year Old - Finest Cut 57 Year Old - Curiously Small Stills 60 Year Old - Spiritual Home 62 Year Old and Peerless Spirit 65 Year Old, were sold at the ‘Finest & Rarest Wines and The Macallan’ auction at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong on Sunday.
|The Macallan Lalique Legacy Collection|
Following more than a decade of collaboration, the highly coveted collection marks the grand finale in the prestigious Six Pillars odyssey – an exclusive series of limited edition decanters by The Macallan and master French crystal maker, Lalique, inspired by the foundation stones upon which The Macallan creates its whiskies.
Housed in a one off, bespoke natural ebony cabinet created by Lalique Maison, The Legacy Collection also holds six Macallan Fine and Rare miniatures; two from each of the 1937, 1938 and 1939 vintages (signifying the zenith of Lalique’s contribution in the French Art Deco period), and six pairs of Lalique Macallan glasses, each serial numbered to commemorate the unique partnership. Autographs of the masters behind the collection are included inside the cabinet, which also allows space for the buyer to have their own name engraved within it as well.
Commenting on the news, Ken Grier, Creative Director for The Macallan, said: “This remarkable conclusion to The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars series is a symbol of the strength behind our long-standing partnership and our unwavering commitment to going beyond the ordinary. To achieve this outstanding price at auction is testament to the quality, detail and absolute skill and mastery of the Lalique craftsmen and our expert whisky makers, and we are proud that this work of art has secured a wonderful contribution to Asian charities.”
The Macallan has a strong relationship with Sotheby’s, having previously worked together on both its world record auctions including, The Macallan 64 Years old in Lalique Cire Perdue Decanter in November 2010, selling at auction in New York for $460,000 and the Imperial M Decanter in January 2014, selling at auction in Hong Kong for $628,000.
This latest Sotheby’s auction of the world’s only complete Legacy Collection, direct from The Macallan, will see all net proceeds donated to Hong Kong based and other Asian charities.
Posted by Steve Rush