The Macallan Just Released a 72-Year-Old Whisky

You'll want to savor every sip from these $65K bottles

By Kirk Miller

 
Macallan Genesis Decanter
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11 September 2018

Months after debuting their unique and grand new distillery, the Macallan has another eye-opening release on the way.

The Genesis Decanter is a 72-year-old whisky (the oldest ever released by the brand) encased in a handblown Lalique decanter, inspired by the curvature of the new distillery’s roof. And since they have to pay for the new $250 million building, the single malt ain't going cheap: with only 600 being produced, each bottle retails for $65,000.

So, is the spirit worth it? When it was announced back in May, The Macallan Master Distiller Nick Savage noted, “For its seventy-two years of maturation, the deceptively light colour hints that this is not an ordinary single malt ... it carries an exquisite balance of strong, sweet oak with the peaty spirit shaping its refined character. The whisky 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.”

Certainly sounds rich.

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The Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique - The Genesis decanter, an exquisite new collaboration between @lalique and @the_macallan Limited to 600 it celebrates the new Macallan distillery and visitor experience, that has just opened. Lalique has captured the character of the new distillery in crystal, with the horizon of the decanter rising and falling in reflection of the roofline and incorporating the clean lines and natural curves. Available from August 2018. . . . *Alcohol abuse is detrimental to your health. Drink responsibly. *L’abus d’alcool est dangereux pour la santé. A consommer avec modération . . #laliquepartnerships #laliquecrystal #macallan #themacallan #macallanlalique #laliquemacallan #genesis #genesisdecanter #laliquedecanter #laliquegenesis #lalique

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