To celebrate photography genius Daido Moriyama’s 75th birthday, Macallan has launched the new limited edition Macallan Masters of Photography: Capsule Edition – Daido Moriyama ‘Remix, Remixed’. With only 500 pieces created, this capsule features a collection of Daido Moriyama work from his well-known book, ‘Remix’. Each specially bound book includes a series of inspired French fold pages and has been hand-signed by the photographer. With the objective of the capsule being to showcase Moriyama’s impactful style by bringing it to a wider audience, it was only natural to pair off the book with a whisky that is equally unique and sought after. Chosen by the Macallan’s wine maker: Bob Dalgarno, the whisky is matured in a first fill sherry seasoned oak cast (cask no. 15,245) and has been bottled at 58.9% abv.
Priced at $1,750 and measuring 75 on the Macallan color scale it is one of the darkest single casks ever released. Full of subtle flavours like raisin, fig, date and clove flavours complemented by ripe apple, black cherry, chocolate, ginger and resinous wood this whisky is an opulent attack on the senses and leaves a warm, lingering aftertaste.
The limited edition tribute was inspired by a Daido Moriyama event titled Menu, where guests had their favorite Moriyama pictures bound into an autographed silk screened book. The inspiration certainly shines through, paying a fitting tribute to the perspective, style and talent of Daido Moriyama. The Macallan Masters of Photography: Capsule Edition – Daido Moriyama will be on display and also available for purchase in DFS stores at Singapore Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2, and 3 from mid-November 2013 until the end of February 2014 as part of the Masters of Wines & Spirits World Traveller Showcase.