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A Partnership of Craftsmen

Attracted by a shared sense of heritage, craftsmanship and creativity, The Macallan and Lalique came together in 2005. The outcome of this partnership is a series of six Lalique crystal decanters, each celebrating a particular facet of The Macallan that makes it special (The Six Pillars), and each holding some of the oldest and rarest whiskies ever released by the distillery.

The first was The Macallan's Exceptional Oak Casks decanter featuring exquisite 50 year cask strength single malt whisky, which remained undisturbed for half a century at Easter Elchies House on Speyside, Scotland. Inspiration was taken from Natural Colour for the second decanter in the Series. This stunning limited edition contained an exceptionally rare 55 year old single malt whisky for only 420 decanters. The Finest Cut, the fraction of the new make spirit filled into casks for maturation, gave life to the third decanter which contained rare 57 year old single malt, vatted together from two casks.

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of René Lalique, we again combined our creativity and craftsmanship to produce the world's most valuable decanter of whisky - using the cire perdue, or 'lost wax', process to create a one-off piece of art. The unique decanter, containing the oldest and rarest Macallan ever released, at 64 years old, was auctioned at Sotheby's New York for a world record breaking price of US$460,000. All proceeds were donated to charity: water, an organisation dedicated to providing developing countries with clean, safe drinking water.

Now the next chapter in the story of The Macallan and Lalique sees the unveiling of the fourth decanter in the 'The Macallan in Lalique' Series. Inspired by the unique Curiously Small Stills, this decanter continues the journey of the Six Pillars and introduces another exceptionally rare single malt whisky to the delight of collectors and connoisseurs alike.

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Master Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno's face when asked if the social media team could have a decanter of #PeerlessSpirit https://t.co/etRpSIQKZC

25 May 16
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Marc Larminaux of #Lalique shares the design inspiration for the #PeerlessSpirit decanter https://t.co/aVPFcAZVco

24 May 16
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Today, we’re celebrating @WorldWhiskyDay, or as we call it ‘Saturday' https://t.co/5BPeBc6ik4

21 May 16
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We’re in Amsterdam for this week’s #TheToast. Over to Boudewijn Mesritz of @talesandspirits… HT @imperiacocktail https://t.co/adtvOsyASW

20 May 16
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We’re in Amsterdam for this week’s #TheToast. Over to Boudewijn Mesritz of @talesandspirits… HT @imperialcocktailbar https://t.co/ri3sZJVS8N

20 May 16
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All six decanters from The #Macallan in #Lalique Six Pillars Collection #whiskygoals https://t.co/VosjplPuX5

18 May 16
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At 65 years old, The #Macallan housed in the #PeerlessSpirit decanter is one of the oldest we have ever released https://t.co/s8Xfkjkvqi

17 May 16
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Here it is, #PeerlessSpirit, the final chapter in the story of The #Macallan in #Lalique Six Pillars Collection https://t.co/ES0DkNnqk0

16 May 16
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The final illustration from @chidywayne – a bold interpretation of Fine Oak 15 https://t.co/nqBNZZ6Uow

15 May 16
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Share your stories of Easter Elchies with us. #Macallan in #Lalique 62 years old was an homage to our spiritual home https://t.co/YawbcVKTI0

12 May 16
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The best looking 60 year old on #Speyside, all thanks to our copper stills #Lalique https://t.co/wkdE9J0MSH

11 May 16
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#Macallan in #Lalique 57 years old, testament to our belief in using only the finest cut of the final distillation https://t.co/pHMqLbrzsH

10 May 16
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Another incredible collection, this time from @tonightsdram over on Instagram - use #MyMacallan to tag your own https://t.co/vHTNJ8hwAk

09 May 16
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The greatest example of our obsession with natural colour, The #Macallan in #Lalique 55 years old https://t.co/7vgGFqcGsX

06 May 16
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Do any of our fans remember the release of The #Macallan in #Lalique 50 years old back in 2005? https://t.co/J2XqMtO3M8

04 May 16
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Remember to tag your #whisky collections with #MyMacallan and we will showcase the best #Obsessions https://t.co/AMEcQkzZRr

03 May 16

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