Iconic luxury brands The Macallan and Lalique have launched the third decanter in The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection. The Macallan in Lalique Finest Cut decanter contains an exceptionally rare 57 years old single malt whisky valued at USD$15,000 and goes on sale this September 2009.
The Finest Cut decanter has been designed by the legendary French crystal house Lalique, exclusively for The Macallan. A limited edition of just 400 have been produced, each individually numbered and available in selected outlets in the USA, UK, Europe and Asia.
The Macallan 57 years old in Lalique – tasting notes:
Colour – Mahogany
Nose – Ginger, raisin, orange, vanilla, oak notes in the background
Palate – Rich in spices, sweet fruit, toasted oak
Finish – Long and full bodied
Alcohol Strength 48.5% abv
It is the second oldest `vintage` Macallan whisky ever released, only surpassed in age by the legendary 1926, a 60 year old Macallan bottled in 1986.
The decanter has been designed by Lalique`s Design Studio who were inspired by the legacy of Rene Lalique to design a decanter featuring the `stilligoute` of a perfume bottle, the long piece of pure crystal flowing down to a point from the base of the bottle stopper. A portion of the stopper has been left completely clear and not `satinee`, running from the top down to the point. This clear portion represents the 16% `finest cut`. When inserted into the elegantly tapering decanter, the stilligoutte, bathed in the rich whisky, reflects the natural colours of The Macallan through the play of light; when withdrawn, you can appreciate the full, heady aromas exuded by each drop as it slowly runs down the crystal stem.
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