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Dec. 31st, 2010

Macallan to Launch $16,000 Albert Watson Ltd. Edition

Fine Spirits: Famed Speyside distillery The Macallan will produce an ultra-exclusive limited edition bottling of precious whisky distilled in 1946 as part of its upcoming Albert Watson collaboration, priced at $16,000 apiece. The offering stems from the Macallanís Masters of Photography series, which the Scottish-born Watson, recent winner of the The Royal Photographic Society Centenary Medal for his iconic celebrity and fashion-based work, is helming in its second iteration. Only 36 bottles of the rare 64-year-old single malt Scotch will be available early next year along with a one-of-a-kind platinum print from Watsonís project for the distillery.

The 64-year-old Macallanís value was cemented by the recent sale of the one-of-akind Lalique Cire Perdue decanter, which was auctioned off at Sotheby's for a record breaking $460,000. If the 1946 is out of your reach, you might still be able to lay claim to the regular but also quite special Albert Watson Masters of Photography bottling Ė a new, limited-edition 20 year old single malt priced at $1,000 apiece, of which only 1,000 bottles are being produced. Watsonís images depict a young couple as they travel the path the wood used in the distilleryís whisky casks takes as it moves from the Spanish forest to its spiritual home on Speyside.

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