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The Macallan Unveils Diamond Jubilee Bottling

We are proud to reveal our stunning limited edition commemorative Diamond Jubilee bottling in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year on the throne.  This specially designed bottle bears a unique image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II created by the sculptor Arnold Machin.  With only 2012 bottles available, and like our previous commemorative royal bottlings, this edition is expected to be highly sought after by collectors from the worlds of whisky and art. 

Designed by acclaimed Art Director David Holmes, who was responsible for the 2011 Macallan Royal Marriage edition. Arnold Machin’s magnificent image of the Queen is displayed on an intricately designed ceramic brooch which sits proudly on the bottle’s label. The distinctive image, depicted here on a product for the first and only time, was one of a series of effigies created by Arnold Machin OBE RA.  A development of this design was later used on all definitive issue British postal stamps.

Commenting on the special commemorative Diamond Jubilee edition David Holmes said; “A Royal Diamond Jubilee is extremely rare and should be celebrated with flair and unique exuberance.  With this in mind and taking inspiration from a brooch gifted to Queen Victoria on her Diamond Jubilee, it was imperative to keep the design sophisticated.  The motivation behind the colours stemmed from the tones so often favoured by the Queen, pale blue, pale yellow and pale green.  These colours complement the product’s subtle tones perfectly when presented in the display case which, with its cushioned regal purple lid has the feel of a jewellery box.  In a year of celebrating Britain, all elements of production were British based.   The antiqued pewter surround was made in Scotland, the cameo in Staffordshire and the flags and ribbons are all made in Britain.”

The golden amber liquid has been specially chosen for the months it was drawn from the casks, 6th February, the Queen’s accession and the first week in June, traditionally when the Jubilees are celebrated.  Bottled at 52%,  in line with the year of the Queen’s accession, the exceptional sherry cask matured single malt gives hints of citrus fruits, ginger and clove.

Ken Grier, Director of Malts at Edrington commented; “The Macallan is honoured to showcase and play host to such an iconic British emblem.  This unique combination between art and whisky results in an exquisitely designed creation which continues our exceptional attention to detail in all The Macallan products.  Our Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno has put together a superb single malt which carries the character and nobility of the occasion it commemorates, whilst David Holmes has given us a truly inspiring way to use this iconic image”

The 2012 bottles are available from The Macallan Distillery Visitor Centre for UK collection only and online for UK customers at www.themacallan.com at a price of £350. Limited quantities will also be available via selected luxury retailers.  Bottles will be available for sale from today.  What do you think of our commemorative bottling?

 

© The Machin Arts Foundation and used with their kind permission.

Tasting Notes:

  • Nose: Vanilla is the first to show, sweet to a point, yet shows maturity. Citrus fruits hang on to the coattails, (orange, apple, hints of lemon), almost appear when they are required. The cask influences then appear, resinous, never overbearing, changing to show polished oak, aged, reminiscent of a once exquisite dining room.
  • Palate: Rich dried fruits open up to show their hand. Raisin drives the character in a non-nonsense manner. It is evident it is not alone, figs and dates, are the lesser players of the group. As they converse, treacle toffee takes a bow followed by the courtiers, ginger and clove. Like a finale the grand lady enters, Oak – refined, polished, elegant, overlooking all.
  • Finish:  Long, meanders, in no hurry to leave.

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