Thursday, May 31, 2018


The Macallan, has announced the launch of its oldest ever expression, to celebrate the brands new £140m distillery and visitors centre, which was officially unveiled last week.

The Macallan 72 Year Old in Lalique - The Genesis Decanter (42% ABV) is a limited-edition single malt Scotch whisky, which was distilled and laid down to mature in the post Second World War period of the 1940s.

The Macallan 72 Year Old in Lalique - The Genesis Decanter

Reminiscent of a time gone by, this latest release from The Macallan, is said to carry an exquisite balance of strong, sweet oak aromas and flavours, with the peaty spirit shaping its refined character.

Inspired by the optimistic post Second World War period, and the atmosphere of reinvention which inspired the new distillery, The Genesis Decanter honours a new dawn, defined by a truly magnificent architectural masterpiece. Presented in a bespoke crystal decanter handcrafted by Lalique, it is a celebration of the collaboration of masters from across the fields of whisky, crystal, architecture, construction and craftsmanship and marks a new beginning in The Macallan story.

Commenting on the launch, Nick Savage, The Macallan Master Distiller, said: “The Macallan 72 Years Old is an incredibly rare single malt defined by years of dedication and craftsmanship. As the oldest whisky we have ever bottled, this is a truly momentous occasion to commemorate our remarkable new Distillery. Although delicate throughout all aspects, it provides an intense experience which acknowledges the distinguished history of The Macallan.”

Limited to 600 decanters, The Macallan 72 Year Old in Lalique – The Genesis Decanter, will be available from selected specialist retailers in August, for a RRP of $60,000.

Posted by Steve Rush