The Macallan Coronation completes trio of royal whiskiesBy Becky Paskin
The Macallan has launched a limited edition bottling commemorating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.
Presented in a Gold, Windsor Red and Blue box inspired by the Queen’s coat of arms, the limited edition features two 350ml bottles of The Macallan single malt.
The first is a citrus-led whisky aged in American oak casks and decorated with an image of the Queen taken in 1953 by royal photographer Cecil Beaton.
The second bottle has been aged in Spanish sherry casks, giving the liquid a flavour of ginger, nutmeg and rich fruits. It has been decorated with an image of the Queen taken in 2004 by portrait photographer Julian Calder.
The pack was designed by art director David Holmes, who worked on The Macallan’s first ever advertising campaign.
Ken Grier, director of malts at Edrington, said: “The Macallan is honoured to pay tribute to Her Majesty the Queen on the 60th anniversary of her Coronation.
“This exclusive release brings together the creative talent of David Holmes, two stunning images of the Queen which further underpin our photography credentials and it has allowed us to marry these moments from the Queen’s remarkable reign with two very special whiskies.
“We are proud of the whiskies we have created for this special bottling. They both portray the character and nobility of the Queen at two very different stages of her life and we hope that people will enjoy the story they have to tell.”
The bottlings are available in limited quantities at an RRP of £350.
They complete The Macallan’s trio of commemorative royal bottlings, which included The Royal Marriage to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in April 2011, of which there were just 1,000 bottles at £150 each.
The second release was the Diamond Jubilee bottling in June 2012, of which only 2012 bottles were available at an RRP of £350 each.