The Macallan in Lalique

"To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of René Lalique, the founder of one of the world’s foremost crystal artisans, we have combined the creativity and craftsmanship of The Macallan and Lalique to produce the world’s most valuable decanter of whisky. A decanter made by Lalique using the ‘lost wax’ procedure to create a truly unique, one-off piece of art." More photos after the jump.

"After the public unveiling in Paris on 6th April 2010 the decanter goes on a world tour to be admired by lovers of objets d’art and whisky alike. In each city on the tour a sample of the 64 Year Old Macallan whisky will be auctioned with two beautiful Lalique crystal tumblers.

The 1.5l decanter will be offered for auction in co-operation with Sotheby’s on 15th November 2010 in New York at the end of its world tour. All proceeds from the auctions will be donated to charity: water, an organisation dedicated to providing people in developing countries with clean, safe drinking water"