The Macallan and Lalique Join Forces For Charity
When two brands of this magnitude come together to create something as special as this, It needs to be reported in Lussorian.
Lalique have produced a unique decanter, the `Cire Perdue` – containing 64 Years Old The Macallan single malt. Whisky in a bottle? So much more than that!
The 64 year old is Macallan’s oldest and rarest whisky ever released. To give you an idea of value, The Macallan is the most sought after of all single malt whiskies in the rare whiskies auction market; a 60 years old Macallan, distilled in 1926, sold for US$75,000 to a South Korean buyer in 2005. As the Cire Perdue decanter contains a 64 years old Macallan, the oldest and rarest ever released by the distillery, the extraordinary price for the 1926 is likely to be surpassed.
An absolute rarity in itself. To compliment this exciting single malt is the skill and beauty that only Lalique can pull of. A brilliant master glassmaker of the Art Déco movement, René Lalique`s creations were highly eclectic. Indeed, it was René Lalique, who was responsible for the great technological and commercial revolution which even today continues to influence the way bottles of perfume are created and packaged. His works are displayed in more than 40 Museums worldwide including the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Lalique museum in Hakone, Japan.
Previous auction performances have been equally high for Lalique. This iconic brand is also highly sought after by collectors around the world, with recent sales prices significantly exceeding pre-sale estimates; a Rene Lalique jewel of 1903, `Chardons`, sold for US$363,000 in October 2006 in New York, and, in October 2009, an Art Nouveau multi-gem and enamel pendant necklace by Rene Lalique was auctioned in New York for a world record US$554,500, against an estimate of US$400,000.
This perfect combination is to be auctioned in New York at the Sotheby`s auction on November 15, 2010. Expect huge interest! The really great thing about this is all proceeds go to charity – charity: water.
Charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing safe and clean drinking water to people in developing nations. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. charity: water gives 100% of the money raised to direct project costs, funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need. Just $20 can give one person in a developing nation clean water for 20 years. In just 3.5 years, charity: water has brought clean drinking water to over one million people in 16 countries. www.charitywater.com
It is very fitting, both The Macallan and Lalique are dependant on water in their production. The word `whisky` derives from the Latin, `aqua vitae`, or `water of life`, and is one of the three natural ingredients of The Macallan, together with barley and yeast. Water is also critical for Lalique at the point of detailing, sanding and polishing the crystal pieces.`
You can catch the `Cire Perdue` on a global tour where The Macallan and Lalique will auction rare, 10cl drams of The Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue to benefit charity:water.
&#bullet; Hong Kong : mid July
&#bullet; Seoul : mid August
&#bullet; Taipei : early September
&#bullet; Shanghai : late September
&#bullet; Singapore : early October
&#bullet; Tokyo : late October
&#bullet; Beverly Hills : early November
&#bullet; New York : 15th November
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