Sotheby's will auction the oldest and rarest Macallan whisky to ever have been bottled later this year: the hallowed 64-year-old. And just as impressive is the decanter cradling this very important and historic Single Malt...
The one-of-a-kind and utterly unique Cire Perdue Decanter is the latest collaboration between the Macallan and Lalique. It was created used the "lost wax" technique - a one-thousand-years-old process originally developed to cast large pieces of bronze.
Apparently, the process involves shaping and moulding a piece of wax, before covering it with plaster and placing it in a oven. The clay bakes while the wax melts, leaving an empty shape into which molten crystal is poured.
Meanwhile, the whisky itself has been sourced from three casks built from sherry seasoned Spanish oak, filled in 1942, 1945 and 1946. According to Macallan, the Lalique decanter incorporates elements of the whisky's heritage, such as its famed barley and oak.
The one-of-a-kind decanter has been made to mark the 150th
After its initial unveiling in Paris, the one-of-its-kind-in-the-world decanter will tour the world, stopping at Tokyo, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Singapore, Moscow and Hong Kong, before finally arriving in New York in November where it will be auctioned by Sotheby's for charity.
The trip echoes another tour taken by three 10cl drams of the 64-year-old via Paris, London, Moscow and New York. In the end, the rare and historic bottles were sold for more than $20,000 with the proceeds also being donated to a good cause.
Also, according to reports, a 10cl dram of The Macallan 64-year-old will be auctioned in Hong Kong in the run-up to the sale. What's more, the lucky winning bidder at the sale could potentially make history: if they are from Hong Kong, they will be the first buyer from the region ever to own this legendary and coveted whisky.
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