The Macallan keeps the hits coming, this time with their oldest official bottling yet: the 72 Years Old in Lalique.
“For its seventy-two years of maturation, the deceptively light color hints that this is not an ordinary single malt. Reminiscent of a time gone by, it carries an exquisite balance of strong, sweet oak with the peaty spirit shaping its refined character," says Nick Savage, the Macallan Master Distiller, who describes further in painstaking, mouth-watering detail. "The whiskey delivers surprise after surprise as aromas of fruit follow distinctive hints of peat, all the way through to the back of the mouth where it is finished off with a lingering hint of rich fruit and oak. Although delicate throughout all aspects, it provides an intense experience which acknowledges the distinguished history of The Macallan.”
The whiskey comes in an absolutely gorgeous Lalique crystal decanter, held in a handcrafted case designed by Burgess Studio with a design inspired by their new, equally-impressive distillery.
Limited to only 600 individually numbered examples with a $60,000 price tag, The Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique will begin delivery in August and be sold at "select locations" throughout the world as well as their revamped distillery. What a dream dram....