The one and only collection of The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars decanters, housed in an ebony cabinet, is up for auction and ready to bear its new owner’s name
The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection will be available at Sotheby’s “Finest and Rarest Wines and The Macallan” auction in April 2017
Bon vivants around the world have long appreciated the unique character and style of single malt whiskies, and The Macallan is a name that’s synonymous with arguably the very best of this Scottish heritage.
Hailing from a plateau above the River Spey in northeast Scotland, the esteemed whisky maker harnesses the unique shape and size of their curiously small stills to create the much-loved fruity and full-bodied spirit. Just 16 per cent of the nectar from distillation eventually makes its way to the oak casks, which are carefully sourced, masterfully built and meticulously seasoned and maintained. They give the spirit a rich range of natural colours.
Together with the strong heritage of the name itself—based on the spiritual and historical home of the 150ha estate, Easter Elchies House—these unique foundations are regarded as the six pillars that contribute to the exquisite quality of The Macallan whiskies.
One of the rarest collections of this exceptional spirit will be made available at the upcoming Sotheby’s “Finest and Rarest Wines and The Macallan” auction in Hong Kong on April 2.
THE MACALLAN IN LALIQUE LEGACY COLLECTION
The collection features six stunning Lalique crystal decanters containing the most exceptional of The Macallan’s single malts aged from 50 to 65 years, which will be presented to an exclusive group of bidders in a bespoke cabinet in natural ebony, also crafted by La Maison Lalique. It is the only complete collection of its kind, official and direct from the world-renowned whisky maker.
The finest drink has to be enjoyed from a proper vessel, and few experiences compare to the feeling of swirling a rare and premium whisky in an elegant Lalique crystal glass made in Alsace, France. Other than allowing the aromas to be released, holding such a jewel of craftsmanship in your hand completes the sense of decadence.
Also part of The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection are six pairs of Lalique Macallan glasses, each serial numbered to commemorate this decade-long partnership, as well as autographs of the masters behind the collection. The name of the new owner of this treasure trove may also be engraved on it.
Along with the collection of six crystal decanters are six The Macallan Fine and Rare miniatures, two each from the 1937, 1938 and 1939 vintages, signifying the zenith of Lalique’s contribution to the French art deco period. The Legacy Collection continues the odyssey that has previously seen The Macallan Lalique 64 Years Old Cire Perdue Decanter sold in New York and The Macallan 6 Litre Imperiale M Decanter sold in Hong Kong. Net proceeds from this auction will be donated to charities based in Hong Kong and Asia.