Macallan completes Six Pillars with 65-year-old

20th May, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

The Macallan has completed its Six Pillars Collection with a 65-year-old Scotch whisky – one of the oldest and rarest ever released by the distillery.


The Macallan Lalique Peerless Spirit has been matured for 65 years

In the line with the preceding five expressions in the Six Pillars range, The Macallan Lalique Peerless Spirit is bottled in a bespoke Lalique crystal decanter. The expression, which has been aged in ex-Sherry casks, is limited to just 450 individually numbered decanters that are valued at £23,000 each.

“This stunning collection of decanters is the result of two kindred spirits, rooted in a shared passion for craftsmanship, detail and mastery,” said Ken Grier, brand director for The Macallan. “This sixth and final release continues to showcase the unwavering commitment of both the masters of Lalique and The Macallan to create beautiful and desirable objet d’art.

“With the collection now complete, it is time to reflect not only on the exquisite whiskies that have been brought to the fore by The Macallan’s master whisky maker, but also on the extraordinary skills of the Lalique craftsmen carrying on the legacy of René Lalique, the man whose talent continues to inspire and influence.

“It is the heritage, customs and traditions of both The Macallan and Lalique that have united to create this ultimate collectable collection.”

The Six Pillars Collection is a range of six whiskies created in partnership between The Macallan and Lalique, all of which reflect one brand values of The Macallan.

The Macallan Lalique Peerless Spirit’s design is inspired by the blown and pinched technique used to create famed Lalique perfume bottles.

“We are proud to have been part of this stirring journey celebrating the Six Pillars of The Macallan,” said Silvio Denz, chairman and CEO of Lalique. “The marriage of the finest and rarest Macallan single malt whiskies with our beautiful bespoke hand crafted decanters has been a wonder to behold.

“The countless hours of painstaking work by both partners has been encapsulated by this stand out collection of decanters that will be much admired by collectors around the world.”


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