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The Macallan 60 Years Old in Lalique

The Macallan has worked in partnership with Lalique for over six years creating beautiful, limited edition objets d'arts. We now unveil a new limited edition decanter inspired by the curiously small stills at The Macallan distillery. This is the fourth decanter in our limited edition The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection.

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 will be 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 years old 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 containing an exceptionally rare 55 year old single malt whisky. 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.

Now the next chapter in the story of The Macallan and Lalique sees the unveiling of the fourth decanter. Inspired by the unique Curiously Small Stills, this decanter continues the journey of the Six Pillars and introduces another exceptionally rare single malt whisky – The Macallan 60 years old.

The Macallan 60 years old in Lalique Tasting Notes

Colour – Cherry
Aroma – Complex; cinnamon, toasted apple & lemon, intertwined with blackcurrant leaf and polished oak, all encompassed by peat
Taste – Mouth-coating, sweet, citrus, dark chocolate, smoldering peat
Finish – Succulent, lightly fired malt caressed with peat
Alcohol Strength – 53.2%

This Macallan in Lalique decanter has been designed by Lalique's renowned design team based at their studio in Paris, inspired by the artistic genius of René Lalique's legacy and The Macallan's Curiously Small Stills that give the whisky its distinctive fruity aromas and rich mouth feel.

The design features of the decanter mirror the specific shapes and aspects of the still including a circle of raised 'cabochons' reflecting the riveted entry hatch on the still and the copper cap atop the crystal stopper made from an old Macallan spirit still.

The decanter was blown, pressed, fashioned, cut, engraved and polished at Lalique's factory in Wingen-sur-Moder in the Alsace region of France, close to Strasbourg. During the process it passes through the hands of up to 15 of Lalique's Master Crystal Makers to create a flawless and unique objet d'art. Accredited 'Artists' who train for up to 20 years, many have attained the 'Meilleur ouvrier de France' – the finest craftsman of France award.

To gain further insight into the world of Lalique and the creation of the decanter, click here and read an interview with Marc Larminaux, Designer at Lalique.
Let us also share with you some fascinating Lalique film footage showing the creation of the decanter.

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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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