Whiskey enthusiasts all over the world have welcomed with open arms, the union of the luxury brands Macallan and Lalique. To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rene Lalique, the new partners have impressed us once again by producing a one-of-a-kind decanter.
This special decanter has been has been made using the ancient “cire perdue” or “lost wax” method, creating an enigmatic aura around this piece. It has been decided to call it the Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue. This already rare decanter contains an even rarer whiskey. The flask has been filled with a 64 years old Macallan single malt whiskey, which boasts of being the oldest and rarest Macallan ever bottled by the renowned distillery.
The gorgeous design for this special anniversary edition decanter is an outcome of the inspiration provided by the Macallan’s 150 hectare estate located in north-eastern Scotland. It is a truly rare brew from the celebrated distillery. The liquor has a rich oak color, and hints of peat smoke, dried orange peel, muscovado sugar and cedar wood, combined with spicy cinnamon sticks and cloves which are a treat for the olfactory senses. It tastes of spicy, blood oranges, rosin, treacle, walnuts, cocoa chocolate and peat smoke. The texture is soft, smooth and spicy, and leaves a taste of peat and dark chocolate.
After being showcased all over the world over the next few months, Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on November 15, 2010 in New York. All the proceeds from this delectable decanter will be donated to the charity: Water, a non-profit organization that strives to provide clean drinking water to people in the developing countries. Cheers to that!