Not a retiring drink

Six hundred of these spiffy Lalique decanters will be filled:

The Macallan 72

And what they’ll be filled with is pretty remarkable stuff:

Opening a sparkling new $200 million whisky distillery is a reason to celebrate. Macallan just did that and its celebration is the release of the oldest single malt the distiller ever bottled.

It’s 72 years old to be precise, and it comes in a truly gorgeous Genesis Decanter from Lalique, all displayed in a glossy luxe wooden case.

Oh, and it sells for sixty thousand dollars. Let me repeat that: Sixty. Thousand. Dollars. Is it worth it? Given the sort of occasion that would justify opening up that decanter, the answer has to be “Of course it is.”

2 comments »

  1. McGehee »

    25 June 2019 · 7:47 am

    A postwar vintage? How gauche!

  2. CGHill »

    25 June 2019 · 11:33 am

    They were counting on there being at least one more World War by now.

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