BENTLEY AND THE MACALLAN INTRODUCE: THE MACALLAN HORIZON
Ground-breaking horizontal vessel to hold exceptional single malt whisky to be launched in Summer 2023..
Bentley Motors and The Macallan have today revealed the ground-breaking design of The Macallan Horizon – the first limited edition single malt whisky being created by the brand collaboration. Reflecting the sustainability core that’s at the heart of the partnership together with a joint purpose of innovation, the prototype of The Macallan Horizon fuses traditional craftsmanship, recycled materials and an exclusive horizontal design. Created following extensive joint development between Bentley Motors and The Macallan, the prototype encapsulates a joint ambition of building a sustainable future from the rich heritage of both brands. In homage to The Macallan’s acclaimed Six Pillars – the foundation stones of the brand that account for its distinctive single malt whiskies - The Macallan Horizon incorporates six unique upcycled, repurposed or ethically sourced materials which are integral to The Macallan and Bentley Motors. A Harmony of Six Key Sustainable Materials The prototype vessel that has been jointly crafted is unlike any bottle of whisky in history. The unique design defies the traditional vertical aesthetic of a whisky bottle and reflects the horizontal trajectory of a car, pushing the boundaries and the art of the possible. Accordingly, the vessel sits horizontally in a purpose-build cradle, and has no standing base.
At the centre of the design is a hand-made glass bottle with an extraordinary 180-degree twist, representing the mastery of space and time achieved by The Macallan and Bentley Motors in creating the prototype. The vessel is then surrounded by an intricately twisted 3D structure crafted in a suite of beautiful, sustainable materials. The arms of the structure are crafted in:
Recycled copper from the disused, curiously small spirit stills which were located within The Macallan’s former distillery
Aluminium recovered from the production of the Continental GT, Flying Spur and Bentayga at Bentley’s home in Crewe, England
The world’s lowest CO2 leather, locally-sourced in Scotland, and also used in the highly exclusive Bentley Mulliner Batur grand tourer unveiled yesterday
The final component will be the extraordinary single malt whisky being crafted for the release, which will also tell its own story of recycling and sustainability. The Macallan Horizon will launch in Summer 2023.