Macallan announces high-flying end to Golden Age of Transport series

Macallan announces high-flying end to Golden Age of Transport series

Renowned whisky producer reveals end to Golden Age of Travel series.

07 January 2020

The Macallan is flying high as it brings its series exploring of the Golden Age of Travel to a close.

Made in collaboration with French crystal maker Lalique, the fifth and final release adds air travel to the elite range. It comprises 50 individually numbered decanters filled with The Macallan 1940 (35 Years Old) and illustrated with designs of the first civil aviation transport machine.

The Golden Age of Travel series was designed to invoke the glamour and growing international transport of the 1930s, when The Macallan Distillery was laying down casks to capture the essence of the era.

Polly Logan, Whisky Maker at The Macallan, said: "The Macallan 1940 is an exceptional liquid that is testament to The Golden Age of Travel, and the period of glamour and style it represents."

She says the expression has a nose of smoked oak, orange oil and dried fruits with notes of chocolate, orange and ginger on the palate.

Lalique’s Chairman and CEO Silvio Denz said the company was "synonymous" with the 1930s and the Golden Age of Travel, with its designs used on icons of the decade including the Orient Express and Normandie ocean liner.

He said: "We are honoured to have worked with The Macallan on this series, creating unique work of the finest quality and technical complexity.”

The Golden Age of Travel series was launched in 2015 with the release of the Lalique cruise liner expression, followed by the aeroplane edition, the steam train and the motor car.

Each decanter in the series comes in a leather presentation box by renowned leather maker Piñavall in Ubrique, Spain.

Of the 50 decanters in this final release, 48 will be available from Global Travel Retail and The Macallan Boutiques with a recommended sale price of US$50,000 and two will be kept for The Macallan and Lalique archives.

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