Two years after debuting the fifth decanter in their Six Pillars range, the Macallan has completed the series with the launch of the Macallan Lalique Peerless Spirit, a 65-year-old scotch whisky that has been bottled in a bespoke Lalique crystal decanter. This is one of the oldest and rarest products from the distillery. Aged in sherry casks, the expression is limited to 450 bottles, which are valued at £23,000 (that’s US$33,210 at current exchange).
The Six Pillars collection has been a collaboration between The Macallan and Lalique that has shown the very best of both brands, reflecting their incredible attention to detail and timelessness. “This stunning collection of decanters is the result of two kindred spirits, rooted in a shared passion for craftsmanship, detail, and mastery. This sixth and final release continues to showcase the unwavering commitment of both the masters of Lalique and The Macallan to create beautiful and desirable objet d’art,” said Ken Grier, brand director for The Macallan.
The decanter’s design was based on a single peerless drop of The Macallan, representing the most precious spirit in the world. The drop of Peerless Spirit falls from the Macallan inverted triangle, which can be found on every present-day bottle of The Macallan. The first use of the triangle can be traced back to Macallan bottlings from the 19th century. The bottle’s overall design also derives from the blown and pinched technique used by René Lalique for many of his perfume bottles.
The Macallan Lalique Peerless Spirit will be available from July 1 from specialist whisky retailers, including Harrods, Hedonism, and The Whisky Exchange.
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