Top 10 whisky bottle designs

24th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

The Macallan M

The-Macallan-MIn October last year Edrington unveiled the “pinnacle” of its 1824 Macallan Scotch whisky range in the form of The Macallan M, bottled in a luxury decanter created by French crystal-maker Lalique.

Just 1,750 of The Macallan M crystal decanters, each engraved with its own individual number, were made available globally.

With six sharp angular faces, the decanter was designed to reflect the six-sided ethos of the brand. Silvio Denz, president and CEO of Lalique, said: “The decanter styling is utterly unique in the world of decanters, and our masters of crystal have relished applying their most complex skills to this project to bring it to life.”

A six litre decanter of The Macallan M went on to break the Guinness World Record for the most expensive whisky sold at auction.

One Response to “Top 10 whisky bottle designs”

  1. Paul H. says:

    Personally, I dislike bottles that hide their contents. Too much pleasure of a distillation lays in viewing the hues. The Highland Park 50, The Macallan M, and Johnnie Walker Diamond are all gorgeous. I was not too impressed by the J&B Tatoo or the Chivas Regal versions though, as those are basically fancy labels/wrappers with nothing unusual about the bottle itself.

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