Major single malt connoisseurs and collectors around the world now have a new object of desire. The 4th limited edition of the Curiously Small Stills decanter was launched by the famous partnership of The Macallan and Lalique last month at Cannes. An intimate gathering at the TFWA World Exhibition got to witness the unveiling of this beautiful object d’art. The Curiously Small Stills decanter is restricted to only 400 individually numbered decanters filled with a rare 60yo Macallan single malt whiskey. For those less aware of the finer luxuries of life, this special, rare single malt whiskey has been drawn from five sherry butts and is made from a mix of Spanish and American oak filled on the 9th and 10th of November; in 1950!
The Edrington Group launched this extraordinary decanter as the latest addition to the Six Pillars Collection. René Lalique and Macallan’s craftsmen’s skill and knowledge produced this exceptionally French design in Paris, after which the crystal-making facility in Wingen-Sur-Moder, Alsace, took over to complete this masterpiece. A distinctive circle of raised ‘cabochons’ on the face of the decanter and ‘satiné’ effect on the vessel’s sides and shoulders set this creation apart from other decanters found worldwide. 15 craftsmen spent painstaking hours and represented the authenticity and 100 years of creativity, craftsmanship, and heritage followed by the house. A beautifully designed lacquer presentation box comes complete with a crystal stopper and a collector’s guide.