15 Apr
The Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue Decanter

One of the finest mass-produced scotches, Macallan has teamed up with Lalique to craft a one-of-a-kind decanter for charity. Created using the ancient cire perdue (“lost wax”) method, the decanter depicts a detailed panorama of the Macallan estate in Speyside — check out the main estate on the stopper. The bottle is based on a ship’s decanter of the 1820s, the decade in which The Macallan was founded, and will hold the oldest and rarest Macallan ever bottled: a 64-year-old vintage vatted together from three casks, all built from sherry-seasoned Spanish oak. The Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue decanter celebrates what would be legendary crystal artisan René Lalique’s 150th birthday and will be auctioned off in New York by Sotheby’s on November 15, 2010. It is expected to fetch over $75,000, all proceeds donated to charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. In the meantime, for the next eight months, The Macallan in Lalique: Cire Perdue Decanter will travel around the world, from Paris to New York on display, via Madrid, London, Moscow, Seoul, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Taipei, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. What, are Americans not interested in single-malt scotch? Why the cold shoulder? Prior to the release of this 64-year-old bottle, the previous oldest Macallan was 60 years, distilled in 1926 of which only forty bottles were ever produced. What I would give just to rub its smooth crystal belly…

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  1. […] releases between the esteemed Speyside distillery and the famed crystal artisan (remember their $150,000 Cire Perdue bottle?). Filled with a rare 60 year old Macallan single malt whisky, the decanter’s limited […]

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