Whisky Focus - Complete Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection Sells For $993,000

The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection Sells For $993,000


4th April 2017
A complete Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection which consists of six bottles of some of the rarest Macallan has sold at auction for US $993,000.

The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection

On Sunday 2nd April, The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection – a set of six stunning Lalique crystal decanters containing the rarest of The Macallan’s single malts aged from 50 to 65 years old – was sold for a cool US$993,000 at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong.

The mouth watering collection is the world’s only complete collection, official and direct from The Macallan, The Legacy Collection was listed in the Sotheby’s ‘Finest & Rarest Wines and The Macallan’ auction in Hong Kong on Sunday 2nd April 2017, with all net proceeds to be donated to Hong Kong based and other Asian charities.

The six bottles in The Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection are:

  • The Macallan in Lalique - Exceptional Oak Cask, 50 Year Old
     
  • The Macallan in Lalique - Natural Colour, 55 Year Old
     
  • The Macallan in Lalique - Finest Cut, 57 Year Old
     
  • The Macallan in Lalique - Curiously Small Stills, 60 Year Old
     
  • The Macallan in Lalique - Spiritual Home, 62 Year Old
     
  • The Macallan in Lalique - Peerless Spirit, 65 Year Old
     

After more than 10 years of collaboration, the highly coveted collection marks the grand finale in the prestigious Six Pillars odyssey – an exclusive series of limited edition decanters by The Macallan and master French crystal maker, Lalique.

The complete Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection was housed in a one and only, bespoke natural ebony cabinet created by Lalique Maison.

The Legacy Collection was housed in a one and only, bespoke natural ebony cabinet created by Lalique Maison, The Legacy Collection also holds six Macallan Fine and Rare miniatures; two from each of the 1937, 1938 and 1939 vintages (signifying the zenith of Lalique’s contribution in the French Art Deco period), and six pairs of Lalique Macallan glasses, each serial numbered to commemorate the unique partnership. Autographs of the masters behind the collection are included inside the cabinet, which also allows space for the buyer to have their own name engraved within it as well.

Since its inception in 2005, The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars series has captured the imagination of collectors around the world. In 2014, The Macallan accounted for the top ten priced bottles sold at auction; eight out of ten sales being decanters from The Macallan in Lalique series (Whisky Magazine). In 2015, The Macallan was the most valuable whisky brand at auction, accounting for over 25% of the total value traded at auction (Rare Whisky 101).

The Macallan has a strong relationship with Sotheby’s, having previously worked together on both its world record auctions including, The Macallan 64 Years old in Lalique Cire Perdue Decanter in November 2010, selling at auction in New York for US$460,000, and the Imperial M Decanter in January 2014, selling at auction in Hong Kong for US$628,000.

The charities set to receive funding from the proceeds of the auction include those which benefit disadvantaged people in Hong Kong and throughout Asia by supporting them with food needs, skills to help them back into employment, and medical requirements.

If you were not the lucky person to purchase the complete Macallan in Lalique Legacy Collection at auction and unless they decide to sell it, personally I like to think it was bought to be drunk, then you will have to make do with the current Macallan whisky range which you will find available from specialist online whisky retailers such as Master of Malt
 

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