High Spir­its

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

Hong Kong Tatler - - Tatler Focus | The Macallan -

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 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.

Trea­sure Trove

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