Macallan auction six-litre whisky decanter

9th January, 2014 by Lauren Eads

A six-litre decanter of Macallan whisky is to be sold at auction to celebrate the brand’s global launch in Hong Kong.

The Macallan M ConstantineThe crystal decanter, the largest ever produced by The Macallan, will contain the distillery’s “Imperiale” version of its ‘M’ single malt whisky.

M has been crafted in collaboration by three masters of their crafts; Fabien Baron, founder and creative director of Baron & Baron, Silvio Denz, president and CEO of Lalique and Bob Dalgarno, whisky maker at The Macallan.

Just four of the decanters have been made by Lalique, named after Roman emperors, requiring the work of 17 craftsmen, including two with the title of, “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” and taking more than 50 hours to complete.

Two have been archived by The Macallan and one has been committed to a private collector in Asia.

The fourth, Constantine, the only one to feature the engraved autographs of the three principal creators – Lalique/Silvio Denz, Fabien Baron and Bob Dalgarno – will be auctioned at Finest and Rarest Wines and The Macallan by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong on Saturday, 18 January.

David Cox, of The Macallan, said: “The six litre Imperiale “M” is the largest decanter ever produced by Lalique, and the largest decanter ever filled with the Macallan since the distillery was founded in 1824.

“This auction offers the successful bidder an opportunity to acquire something very special, drawing on the combined talents of one of the world’s great designers, the finest of crystal makers and makers of one the world’s great spirits, The Macallan.

“Hopefully the auction will realise an outstanding bid, worthy of this great piece, with the net proceeds going to a number of worthy charities in Hong Kong”.

The Macallan make some of the world’s most collectable whiskies and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most expensive whisky ever sold at auction – The Macallan 64 years old in LALIQUE Cire Perdue – which sold for £280,000 ($460,000).

All net sale proceeds will be donated to a charities in Hong Kong.

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