July Auction is Now Live. August Auction Deadlines: 9 August (EU) | 16 August (UK). Click for info on COVID-19.

Macallan 72 Year Old Lalique Genesis Decanter

Lot: 335408

Macallan 72 Year Old Lalique Genesis Decanter

Winning Bid: £62,501
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 7 bids

Currency Estimate

Important: Currency exchange rates are constantly changing; this feature is to be used as a guide price only. All final transactions occur in British Pounds (£).
Lot:
Distillery: 
Macallan
Age: 
72 year old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
n/a
Bottled Strength: 
42%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Macallan 72 Year Old Lalique Genesis Decanter

One of two "Genesis" releases bottled in 2018 to celebrate the opening of the brand new Macallan distillery. The first was the infamous Genesis 2018 Release, followed by this, the Spectacular Genesis Decanter.

It may be hard to imagine today, but for much of the 20th century, Macallan was primarily a constituent malt in blends. It was not until the 1980s downturn in the market that the distillery decided to focus on its single malt brand. Fortuitously, this coincided with the crest of a wave of enthusiasm for the high quality releases that the distillery had licensed to Campbell, Hope & King and Gordon & MacPhail in the 1960s and 1970s. These remain some of the most collectible on the market. While global single malt sales volume is still lead by Speyside neighbours, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, Macallan is easily the most sought after. So much so in fact, that they had to open a brand new distillery in 2018, a subterranean architectural masterpiece within the Easter Elchies estate, boasting 36 copper pot stills.

Presented in a beautiful Lalique crystal decanter, this is the oldest Macallan single malt ever bottled. This was distilled in the 1940s, in period of post-war optimism both in the whisky industry and the world as a whole. Having lay maturing for a staggering 72 years, this was bottled in a year Macallan themselves describe as a "new dawn," representing a new period of optimism for the future with their new, behemoth distillery opening in June that year.

The decanter and its presentation are designed to evoke and celebrate the architecture of the new site:

"Lalique has captured the character of the new Distillery in crystal, with the horizon of the decanter rising and falling in reflection of the roof line and incorporating the clean lines and natural curves. Each decanter is encased in a bespoke presentation case inspired by the interior of the Distillery, with a curved wooden roof over the decanter, and a footprint taken directly from the circular layout of the three new still houses."

It was designed by Burgess Studio, and was handcrafted by Royal Warrant holding cabinet makers, NEJ Stevenson.

One of only 600.

Important Notice

We would recommend viewing/close inspection prior to placing any bids. If this is not an option and you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please contact us for a more in-depth condition report. Otherwise lots will be sold as seen in the images.

Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.

Other items you may be interested in

Lot:
Macallan Edition No.3
Macallan Edition No.3
Winning Bid:£190
End Date:08.03.21
Lot:
Macallan 1977 Samaroli Sherry Wood / Curved Distillery Label
Macallan 1977 Samaroli Sherry Wood / Curved Distillery Label
Winning Bid:£3,000
(Reserve has been met)
End Date:08.03.21
Lot:
Macallan 1966 26 Year Old Miniature
Macallan 1966 26 Year Old Miniature
Winning Bid:£220
End Date:08.03.21

Contact Us

UK Address:
Whisky Auctioneer Ltd,
West Building, Ruthvenfield Grove,
Inveralmond Industrial Estate,
Perth, United Kingdom, PH1 3FN

German Address:
Zechenring 6B, 41836, Ratheim,
Germany

Tel: +44 (0)1738 245576

Email: info@whiskyauctioneer.com

Opening Times: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm