Macallan 57


The $15,000 Scotch:

"The Macallan Single Malt is launching the third decanter in a series of six within The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection. The limited-edition, hand-crafted bottle contains an exceptionally rare 57 years old single malt Scotch whisky – the second oldest whisky ever to be released by The Macallan.

This third decanter in The Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars Collection is inspired by The Macallan’s Finest Cut, that fraction of the new make spirit which is filled into casks for maturation. At The Macallan, this fraction is a mere 16%; it is the heart of the run, the best of the best, delivered at a very slow rate of distillation to maximize flavor and deliver the distinctively rich, fruity, viscous character of The Macallan’s new make spirit.

Designed exclusively for The Macallan by the legendary French crystal house LALIQUE, The Finest Cut decanters have been individually numbered and produced in a very limited quantity—only 72 of the 400 launched worldwide will be available in the US, ensuring that this introduction will follow in the footsteps of its two predecessors — a 50 Years Old Macallan celebrating the exceptional oak casks and a 55 Years Old Macallan inspired by the distillery’s insistence of natural colour — and become an extraordinary collector’s item."

Check out the amazing detail of this packaging after the jump.