Following the triumphant launch of the previous editions in Hong Kong and international markets, The Macallan and Lalique present the sixth and final masterpiece from their prestigious The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection. The new ‘Peerless Spirit’ decanter represents the concluding chapter in the story of The Macallan’s foundation stones, the elements that define the character of this extraordinary 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.
The final decanter in this global sell out collection, The Macallan in Lalique ‘Peerless Spirit’, features a 65-year-old whisky, one of the oldest and rarest ever released by the distillery. The whisky is not only a true testament to the skill of each and every one of The Macallan’s craftsmen, but also pays homage to its commitment to creating fine whiskies through the tireless and obsessive sourcing, nurturing and maturing of its supreme spirit in exceptional oak casks.
Designed and created by the legendary French crystal house Lalique, the ‘Peerless Spirit’ will be limited to only 450 individually numbered decanters. It celebrates the wonderfully rich, viscous and aromatic spirit that lies at the very heart of The Macallan. The exceptional sherry seasoned oak casks, rich flavour and beautiful natural colour all come together to deliver the distinctive character and quality that has helped make The Macallan one of the most precious single malts whiskies in the world.
The overall design of this decanter was heavily influenced by the blown and pinched technique as used by René Lalique for many of his famed Lalique perfume bottles. This final decanter and its five predecessors from this remarkable series have all taken their inspiration from a design or a specific technique taken from René Lalique’s heritage.
Since its inception 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 10 priced bottles sold at an auction; eight out of 10 of these sales were decanters from The Macallan in Lalique Collection. In 2015, The Macallan was the No.1 most valuable whisky brand at auction, accounting for over 25 percent of the total value traded at auction (Rare Whisky 101).
‘The Peerless Spirit’ decanter is valued at a global recommended retail price of US$35,000
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