The Island Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong saw Bohnams put some Fine and Rare Wines and Single Malt Whisky, under the hammer, and the star of the sales is the Macallan Master Lalique Collection which is the only set produced and available in the world.
The set consisted of the three malts Distilled and bottled by The Macallan Distillers, filled inside Laique Crystal decanter decanters. They include Macallan Lalique-50 year old 750ml Single Malt with 46% volume and The Macallan Lalique-55 year old 750ml Single Malt with a nick copper buckle the bottle with 40.1 % Volume which is one of 430 limited edition bottles ever made. The set completes with The Macallan Lalique-57 year old 750ml Single Malt, 48.5% volume one of limited edition of 400 bottles.
This chest was meticulously crafted involving hundreds of man hours spent flattening and shaping genuine Macallan Sherry Oak Cask wood. The chest was then finished off using antique hardware, a plush protective interior and an engraved copper plaque. Each unique and precious piece of Lalique decanters is designed, blown, pressed, fashioned, cut, engraved and polished by The Masters of Crystal.
The Macallan Master Lalique Collection Chest was estimated to fetch between HK$460,000 and HK$590,000, but finally it went under the hammer for HK$595,000 ($76,300) inclusive of Buyer’s Premium.