The year 2006 saw Macallan release a 50 year old single malt in a Lalique crystal bottle.
The 470 Lalique decanters are hand-blown and made to resemble the Spanish sherry barrels in which the Scotch rested for five decades. The whisky is packaged in a leather and silk box, with a crystal stopper and a leather-bound collectors guide with The Macallan’s Easter Elchies House Stamp of approval.
The Macallan is a singular brand and the definitive highland single malt. Named after a church that is now in ruins on the property, the Macallan's history as a distillery dates to the early 1700's and became a legal distillery in 1824.
The Macallan develops it distinctive character through the Golden Promise barley, which is low yielding and flavorful, brought forth by a particular combination of yeasts. Small specially shaped stills intensify these flavors and round out the rich bodies of these malts and the direct heat of gas burners during distillation helps caramelize the malt. A narrow cut maintains quality control by throwing out many of the impurities created by the violence of distillation. But it is the sherry cask that makes the archetypal Macallan. (This item must be picked up or hand delivered)