This is the moment.
Make it last.

Learn More

Art

The Macallan Unveils a Unique Art Piece in Celebration of Eight Decades with Sir Peter Blake

Today the godfather of pop art, Sir Peter Blake, celebrates his 80th birthday and to mark this special occasion, we would like to introduce you to a limited edition art piece; The Macallan and Sir Peter Blake celebrate eight decades.

Having previously designed the label for the highly collectable Macallan 1926, back in 1986, we have once again teamed up with the legendary artist to bring you a celebration of the last eight decades for both The Macallan and Sir Peter.

Working alongside David Holmes, designer of our earliest advertising campaign and the creative behind our William and Kate Royal Marriage and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee bottlings, Sir Peter designed eight labels representing each of his eight decades.  Working with a team of highly skilled specialists – a fine cabinet maker, a typographer, a writer and art director he inspired and chose several artefacts and backdrops for the art piece to create a true celebration of his life and The Macallan Single Malt, a tipple he is quite partial to.

The piece consists of a beautifully crafted oak box that is very simple and elegant from the outside.  Once opened it reveals a colourful display – practically reminiscent of Pandora’s box – divided into eight sections, representing the last eight decades. Each section includes one or more artefacts relevant to the decade and a miniature of The Macallan Single Malt distilled in that decade baring the label designed by Sir Peter.  A small book of illustrations and text about Blake’s life and The Macallan printed on finest Japanese paper neatly slots into the side of the box.

The eight very special whiskies contained in the box offer a journey through the character of The Macallan from the 1930s through to the 2000s.  The journey begins with a number of extremely rare single malts taken from The Macallan’s prestigious Fine & Rare collection through the decades, to a stunning whisky from 2002.  The oldest whisky in the collection is a 1937. The artefacts chosen represent the four elements of water, fire, air and earth as a direct connection to our whisky making process.

The team used their years of experience to create a true work of art and in the process had a little bit of fun coming up with items that were relevant to each decade, relevant to Sir Peter and, of course, of relevance to our whisky.  Each time you look at the box you will discover something new.  We like the little mouse sitting on a cask in the noughties representing the computer age, and the dragon fly native to the River Spey, the home of The Macallan, and the picture in a Macallan bottle that is the first piece of art Sir Peter ever bought.  Check out our film about this project to find out more.

We think it is simply stunning, don’t you? With only 250 boxes for sale, this is set to become a collector’s item. A limited number of boxes can be purchased via The Macallan Shop at an approximate RSP £4,500.

Find out more about our exciting plans to celebrate this momentous occasion over on Facebook and Twitter! Happy 80th birthday Sir Peter Blake, we raise a dram to you!

The Macallan Residence

tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

Artist @chidywayne illustrates Sherry Oak 18, taking inspiration from the source of our wood, Spain #Obsessions https://t.co/H96VwTjsN9

27 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

A passion for rarity resulted in #RareCaskBlack & is echoed in @Chidywayne’s illustration #Obsessions https://t.co/CCi15VIPrt

26 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

A rare talent captures #RareCask. Thanks for @chidywayne for this latest image https://t.co/hm2AnWHtwW

25 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

Remember to share your #obsessions with us, tagging your whisky collection with #MyMacallan https://t.co/u0lSWfLIKn

22 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

Do you have a whisky collection? Share it with us using #MyMacallan https://t.co/mLTACRx7lw

21 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

In case you missed @chidywayne's portrait of the Queen to celebrate our Jubilee Bottling #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty https://t.co/ASD3kTQLvk

21 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

We’d love to see your own #Macallan collection, share it using #MyMacallan https://t.co/wW0fEjIr5t

20 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

Did you catch @Chidywayne talking about his passions and #obsessions? See how we’re working with him here https://t.co/EDBKXdfJEG

19 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

.@Lalique Spiritual Home is a celebration of #EasterElchies, illustrated here by @Chidywayne https://t.co/ntN5vEJIxV

18 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

Do you have a whisky collection? Share your own #obsessions with us using #MyMacallan https://t.co/LpwIwbIVFp

15 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

Fit for royalty - @Chidywayne captures the essence of the Diamond Jubilee Bottling #Macallan #Obsessions https://t.co/jMu9QncziS

14 Apr 16
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

Any of our fans keen to expand their whisky collection? #MyMacallan https://t.co/xshUuzYhou

13 Apr 16
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

Any of our fans keen the expand their whisky collection? #MyMacallan https://t.co/xshUuzYhou

13 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

.@Chidywayne perfectly encapsulates Fine & Rare 1926 with his luxurious 20s scene #obsessions https://t.co/d9hsMtqO6l

10 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

Check out our latest film to see how we're collaborating with Spanish #illustrator @ChidyWayne. #obsessions https://t.co/scvZUcqu1r

10 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

Are you proud of your #whisky collection? Share it with us and we will share with our fans #MyMacallan #Obsessions https://t.co/NNNtHFSy1N

08 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

Some of our favourite entries from the recent #MapMyMacallan competition - simply stunning https://t.co/JAsx8xbpsj

07 Apr 16
tweet thumbnail
The Macallan twitter avatar

The Macallan

@the_macallan

A spectacular selection of #skyline #MapMyMacallan entries - thanks to all who entered https://t.co/Iet0pga7Qp

06 Apr 16

Roja Dove

The Macallan perfectly poured with MR PORTER

Mario Testino

Dram Fine Food

The Macallan glass by Lalique

The Masters of Photography: Mario Testino Edition

Introducing The 1824 Masters Series

EXPANSION AT THE HOME OF THE MACALLAN

The Macallan Lifestyle Lounge Launches in Harrods

Jordi Roca

Josep Roca

Joan Roca

Behind the scenes at El Celler De Can Roca

The Winners

El Celler de Can Roca

The Shortlist

The Macallan Attends SXSWi

Masters of Photography: Master Class

The Macallan’s characters captured continued...

Explore the Macallan I am of legal drinking age in my country

By entering our website you agree to our
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

 

 

Please drink responsibly.

The Macallan