The Macallan has unveiled its latest Lalique collaboration with the release of the second decanter from The Macallan Golden Age of Travel series, which is now being showcased in London Heathrow Terminal 5.
Exclusive to Travel Retail, this collectable range re-lives the glamour of the 1930s and celebrates the first era of international travel by road, rail, sea and air.
This highly anticipated second release features an exceptionally rare period Macallan, distilled in 1937. This scarce Macallan vintage was first bottled in 1972 and rebottled in 2016. The whisky is beautifully showcased in a handcrafted Lalique crystal decanter, of which only 50 have been made, and features an illustration of an early passenger aeroplane commemorating the glamorous days of trans-Atlantic adventures. Two of these unique decanters have been allocated to Heathrow.
The Macallan 1937 is rustic gold in colour, with an intense smoothness and comforting flavours of thick honey, dry ginger, cinnamon and apple pie that delight the palate.
Of all the famous single malts to come out of Scotland, the foremost whisky experts consider The Macallan to be “the single malt whisky against which all others must be judged” (Gordon Brown- Wine & Spirits Magazine).
The common thread running through the history of The Macallan is the obsession with quality, which was established from the start by the founder of the distillery, Alexander Reid. In 1824, Reid, a local farmer, acquired a licence to distil whisky legally at Easter Elchies and The Macallan was born. The Macallan spends more than any other brand on its oak casks and is the only brand of such scale that use 100% natural colour.
The Macallan’s exclusive travel retail range of whiskies is available from World Duty Free. From the accessibly sweet character of Select Oak to the unexpectedly smoky nature of Rare Cask Black, there is a Macallan to suit all tastes.
Travellers are encouraged to come and discover the Ultimate Luxury Spirit and experience The Macallan’s range of whiskies at The Golden Age of Travel showcase, which will run in T5 until 4th September
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