WHEN WORLDS OF MASTERY UNITE
Updated: Feb 2
Macallan has introduced The Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique - The Genesis Decanter - a remarkable new limited edition whisky to celebrate the new Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience.
The Genesis Decanter contains the oldest whisky ever released by the Distillery to celebrate a seminal moment in the history of The Macallan.
The Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique is inspired by and honours a new dawn, defined by a truly magnificent architectural masterpiece. Presented in a bespoke crystal decanter handcrafted by Lalique, it is a celebration of the collaboration of masters from across the fields of whisky, crystal, architecture, construction and craftsmanship and marks a new beginning in The Macallan story.
For nearly two centuries the mastery of exceptional whisky making has been at the heart of The Macallan Estate and the new Distillery and Visitor Experience, designed by internationally acclaimed architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, embodies the care, passion and superior craftsmanship that goes into every drop of The Macallan. Lalique has captured the character of the new architectural wonder in crystal, incorporating the clean lines and natural curves of the new Distillery.
The smooth curvature of the unique roof structure defines the decanter’s design, suggestive of the building rising and falling from the ground. Marrying together modern techniques with traditional skills, each decanter is handcrafted by master craftsmen who elevate the complex crystal making process to create a stunning art piece.
The Macallan 72 Years Old single malt will be rolled out globally from August 2018 and will be limited to 600 decanters worldwide, priced at US$60,000 per 70cl decanter