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The Macallan 72 Years Old In Lalique - The Genesis Decanter

Encasing the oldest ever Macallan single malt to be released by the distillery, this exceptionally rare and limited release celebrates a seminal moment in the history of The Macallan. Inspired by the new Distillery and Visitor Experience, this very special edition honours a new dawn for The Macallan.

The Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique

When Worlds Of Mastery Unite

The Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique 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. This exceptionally rare whisky is presented in a unique and bespoke crystal decanter and presentation case that are defined by the outstanding architectural complexity of our new brand home. 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.

 

Unveiling The Genesis Decanter

The Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique

A New Dawn

Defined By Architecture

Lalique has captured the character of the new Distillery in crystal, with the horizon of the decanter rising and falling in reflection of the roof line and incorporating the clean lines and natural curves. Each decanter is encased in a bespoke presentation case inspired by the interior of the Distillery, with a curved wooden roof over the decanter, and a footprint taken directly from the circular layout of the three new still houses. Designed by Burgess Studio, the case is handcrafted from the finest materials by The Royal Warrant holding cabinet makers, NEJ Stevenson. Distilled in the 1940s, this peerless spirit began its journey to maturation during the optimistic post Second World War period - and this atmosphere of reinvention inspired the new Distillery and the whisky and design of The Genesis Decanter. Limited to 600 individually numbered decanters worldwide, this remarkable release will be made be available from late 2018, at select locations globally including the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa; and will also be available in exclusive airport retail stores.

“For its seventy-two years of maturation, the deceptively light colour hints that this is not an ordinary single malt. Reminiscent of a time gone by, it carries an exquisite balance of strong, sweet oak with the peaty spirit shaping its refined character. The whisky delivers surprise after surprise as aromas of fruit follow distinctive hints of peat, all the way through to the back of the mouth where it is finished off with a lingering hint of rich fruit and oak. Although delicate throughout all aspects, it provides an intense experience which acknowledges the distinguished history of The Macallan.” Nick Savage, The Macallan Master Distiller

The Experience

  • Colour

    Golden amber

  • Nose

    A delicate peat starts, leading to a soft, aged oak smoke. A body of refreshing citrus lemons and green apples, with a background of vanilla pods and raisins, with the smallest hint of ginger.

  • Palate

    Delicate peat smoke combines with a soft vanilla, and a surprising sweet oak smoke. A gentle wood spice combines with a delicate peat smoke, which gradually fades to leave a viscous mouth coating of citrus fruits and subtle green apples.

  • Finish

    Medium and fruity, with a sweet oaky mouth feel.

  • Abv:

    42%

Sources of Excellence

The Home Of The Macallan

The Macallan In Lalique

An Iconic Partnership