The Macallan Distillery was founded way back in 1824 in Moray, Scotland. In the long and prestigious history of the whisky purveyor, they have never offered a spirit as old as the Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique.
Macallan, the world’s third largest-selling single malt behind Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, unveiled their whisky that was distilled around the end of World War II. Not only is the whisky of the highest order but the crystal Lalique Genesis Decanter and exquisite presentation are equally luxurious. The bottle, decanter, and the box were inspired and replicate Macallan’s brand-new $255 million distillery. The bottle’s design was inspired by the curvature of the distillery’s roof structure and the case echoes the three still houses in the distillery.
Nick Savage, The Macallan Master Distiller, describes the 72-year-old whisky:
“For its seventy-two years of maturation, the deceptively light colour hints that this is not an ordinary single malt. Reminiscent of a time gone by, it carries an exquisite balance of strong, sweet oak with the peaty spirit shaping its refined character. The whisky delivers surprise after surprise as aromas of fruit follow distinctive hints of peat, all the way through to the back of the mouth where it is finished off with a lingering hint of rich fruit and oak. Although delicate throughout all aspects, it provides an intense experience which acknowledges the distinguished history of The Macallan.”
The 72 Years Old in Lalique will be available this August, but hurry because the release will be limited to only 600 decanters. And don’t forget your Platinum AMEX card because this highly coveted whisky will be sold for $60,000 for one 700ml bottle. If you’re feeling generous, please don’t be shy about sending one my way.