If you’re a huge fan of The Macallan M, you may want to look out for the upcoming Sotheby’s auction of ‘Finest and Rarest Wines’ in Hong Kong on Saturday, 18 January 2014, where a very special bottle of The Macallan M will be put up for sale.
Whisky enthusiasts may be familiar with The Macallan M, a special single malt conceived in a collaboration between The Macallan‘s whisky maker Bob Dalgarno, creative director and magazine editor Fabien Baron of Baron & Baron and housed in a series of beautifully crafted crystal decanters produced by French glass design house Lalique. But the coming Sotheby auction will feature an impressive 6-litre ‘Imperiale’ version named the Constantine (after the Roman emperor), specially crafted by Lalique for The Macallan M and of which only four has been made. Two of the four have been archived by The Macallan, and the remaining one have been committed to a private collector in Asia.
“The six litre Imperiale ‘M’ is the largest decanter every produced by Lalique, and the largest decanter ever filled with The Macallan since the distillery was founded in 1824,” said David Cox, Director of Fine and Rare Whiskies at The Macallan. “This auction offers the successful bidder an opportunity to acquire something very special, drawing on the combined talents of one of the world’s greatest designers, the finest of crystal makers and makers of one of the world’s great spirits, The Macallan.”
“Hopefully the auction will realise an outstanding bid, worthy of this great piece, with the net proceeds going to a number of worthy charities in Hong Kong”, he added.
The Macallan currently sits on the top of the auction index for whiskies, holding the current Guinness World Record for the most expensive whisky ever sold at auction (US$460,000).