The Macallan 64 Years Old in Lalique

The Macallan 64 Years Old is the oldest Macallan ever released by the distillery in its 186 year history. It has been vatted from three casks, all built from sherry seasoned Spanish oak. The first was filled in 1942, the second in 1945 and the third in 1946. The 1946 cask became 64 years old in January 2010.

Cire PerdueTasting notes – A unique and rare whisky – unmistakably a Macallan of that period.

Colour – Lovely, rich oak

Aroma – Peat smoke, dried orange peal, muscovado sugar and cedar wood mix with spicy cinnamon sticks and cloves

Taste – Spicy, blood oranges, rosin, treacle and walnuts, cocoa chocolate and peat smoke

Finish – Soft, smooth and spicy, lingering peats and dark chocolate

Strength – 42.5% Alc/vol

The Cire Perdue Decanter

Up until 1930 René Lalique crafted glass pieces using the Cire Perdue or ‘lost wax’ technique – a technique inspired from a 1,000 year-old process used to create bronze sculptures. The wax mould is destroyed at the end of the process making the work of art a true one-off. Today, a new workshop has been created dedicated to the ‘lost wax’ process to make the first Cire Perdue pieces in 80 years, including The Macallan 64 Years Old in Lalique.

The decanter shape is based upon a ship’s decanter of the 1820’s, the same decade The Macallan was founded, in 1824. It depicts the beauty of The Macallan Estate in North East Scotland – the oak woodlands, the fields of exclusive barley, the mighty river Spey and The Macallan’s spiritual home, Easter Elchies House, built in 1700.

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