When whisky and literature meet in a unique (and Lalique) manner...

The Macallan know a thing or two about special editions. They currently hold the world record for the most expensive whisky ever sold – a bottle of their Fine & Rare 60 year old sole for $1.9m at Sotheby’s in 2019. And today, August 24, they unveil their latest limited edition series that is sure to have collectors salivating and contacting their dealers.

Tales of The Macallan Volume I, is the first edition in a remarkable new series. Limited to 350 decanters worldwide, Tales of The Macallan Volume I, The Laird of Easter Elchies (1659 – 1715) – to give it its full name – pays homage to Captain John Grant, the man who realised the potential of Easter Elchies Estate, which has been home to The Macallan Distillery since 1824. 

The whisky – a 1950 single malt crafted by lead whisky maker Sarah Burgess – comes in a bespoke, handcrafted Lalique crystal decanter, itself “hidden” in a book; in this case, an extraordinary almanac book, that tells the story of John Grant and features illustrations by renowned illustrator, Andrew Davidson.

Tales of The Macallan Volume 1 is available from The Macallan Estate, The Macallan Boutiques and the finer off-trade retailers, at a recommended price of £60,000. For more information, take a look at The Macallan’s website.