Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique – a special whisky to honor a special moment

Decanter and exclusive packaging reflect the design of the new Macallan Distillery

Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique – a special whisky to honor a special moment Decanter and exclusive packaging reflect the design of the new Macallan Distillery Some days ago the new Macallan Distillery was opened officially (we reported here about that event). To honor this important milestone Macallan presents a very special whisky: Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique.

It is the oldest single malt whisky that ever has been bottled by the distillery. The decanter is designed to resemble the lines and curves of the new Distillery and its impressive roof. When the casks were filled in which the whisky had been matured for more than seven decades, the Second World War had just ended. It was a time of changes, a new era started. For Macallan just now a new era has started with the transfer of production from the old to the new distillery. Those parallels that are pointed out in the press release concerning the Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique may sound like typical marketing storytelling – but to be honest: stories like these make up the emotional background of whisky that we all love.

And if the quality of the whisky is right what can be wrong about it? But to prove this is up to you ….. up to anyone who can afford it. The price of the whisky is said to be 60.000 Dollar. The whisky will be available from August 2018 onwards at some chosen retailers and airport stores and as well at the new Macallan Distillery shop. If you don’t have the chance (or the money) to buy a Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique what about a Macallan Rare Cask Black or a Macallan No.6?

Tastingnotes of the Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique

Color: Golden Amber

Nose: A delicate peat starts, leading to a soft, aged oak smoke. A body of refreshing citrus lemons and green apples, with a background of vanilla pods and raisins, with the smallest hint of ginger.

Palate: Delicate peat smoke combines with a soft vanilla, and a surprising sweet oak smoke. A gentle wood spice combines with a delicate peat smoke, which gradually fades to leave a viscous mouth coating of citrus fruits and subtle green apples.

Finish: Medium and fruity, with a sweet oaky mouth feel

Picture: The Macallan Distillery