The union of luxury brands Macallan and Lalique has been appreciated by many a whiskey enthusiast. Taking their alliance to a whole new level, the two brands have teamed up once again to produce a one-of-a-kind decanter to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rene Lalique. The unique decanter has been made using the ancient “cire perdue” or “lost wax” method. Christened, the Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue decanter contains a 64 years old Macallan single malt whiskey, the oldest and rarest Macallan ever bottled by the famed distillery. The inspiration for this anniversary edition decanter’s design came from the beauty of The Macallan’s 150-hectare estate in north-eastern Scotland.
A rare brew from the famed distillery boasts of a lovely rich oak color, and notes of peat smoke, dried orange peel, muscovado sugar, and cedar wood, mixed with spicy cinnamon sticks and cloves tease the nose. The taste is spicy, blood oranges, rosin, treacle, walnuts, cocoa chocolate, and peat smoke, while the finish is soft, smooth, and spicy, with lingering peats and dark chocolate.
The rare brew in its exquisitely designed decanter will be showcased across the world over the next few months before being finally auctioned by Sotheby’s on November 15, 2010, in New York. All proceeds earned by this unique decanter will be donated to the charity: Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.