The Macallan Lalique Genesis-72 year old

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Lot 40
The Macallan Lalique Genesis-72 year old

£ 65,000 - 80,000
US$ 92,000 - 110,000

Whisky Sale

9 Dec 2020, 11:00 GMT

Edinburgh

The Macallan Lalique Genesis-72 year old
Distilled and bottled by The Macallan Distillers Ltd., Easter Elchies, Craigellachie.
One of 600 decanters. In wooden presentation case within the original packaging accompanied by a crystal stopper and booklet. Engraved and transfer printed labelling. 70 cl. Single malt, 42% volume
1 crystal decanter

Footnotes

  • The Genesis decanter was released to celebrate the opening of The Macallan's newly-finished, award-winning distillery. One of only 600 bottles ever released, the exceptional 72-year-old spirit is housed in a Lalique crystal decanter, and a stunning wooden presentation case.

    Distilled in the 1940s and matured for a staggering 72 years, this spirit is one of the oldest expressions ever released by The Macallan. Nick Savage, Master distiller at the time, said: "For its 72 years of maturation, the deceptively light colour 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".

    World-renowned crystal makers Lalique have captured the essence of the distillery in the decanter, with numerous references throughout the design. The famous rolling lines of its roof are echoed in the rise and fall of the decanter's form, with the stopper reflecting the stunning, vaulted wooden ceiling. Each decanter is then encased in a bespoke presentation case designed by The Burgess studio, cabinet makers to Her Majesty The Queen, which also draws extensive inspiration from the architecture of the whisky's Speyside home.

    The Macallan Genesis 72-year-old is truly a celebration of collaboration between masters in the fields of whisky, crystal and architecture, and marks a new chapter in The Macallan story.

    Tasting notes:

    Colour:
    Golden amber

    Nose:
    A delicate peat starts, leading to a soft, aged oak smoke. A body of refreshing citrus lemons and green apples, with a background of vanilla pods and raisins, with the smallest hint of ginger.

    Palate:
    Delicate peat smoke combines with a soft vanilla, and a surprising sweet oak smoke. A gentle wood spice combines with a delicate peat smoke, which gradually fades to leave a viscous mouth coating of citrus fruits and subtle green apples.

    Finish:
    Medium and fruity, with a sweet oaky mouth feel.
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