Around 2013 The Macallan edited its Six Pillars series : six references of whiskies, each one identified by one of the mottoes, in Lalique 70 cl bottles specially designed for each reference. These whiskies are among the oldest ever offered by the brand in terms of the age of maturation : 50 to 65 years.
On April 2 in Hong Kong, Sotheby's sells a complete series of the Six Pillars that had been kept by The Macallan. It is accompanied by 12 Lalique Macallan glasses and by six 5 cl mignonnettes containing even older whiskies : 1937 to 1939. The whole is offered in a bespoke ebony cabinet made by Lalique.
This set is estimated HK $ 2M, lot 7370. The proceeds from the sale will be partially donated to charities.
This is of course not the first joint operation between The Macallan, Sotheby's and charities. In November 2010 in New York, Sotheby's sold for $ 460K a 64-year-old single malt whisky in a Lalique decanter. An Imperial (6 liters) of The Macallan M, an exceptional and rare blend of varied antiquity from seven casks, was sold for US $ 630K by Sotheby's in Hong Kong in January 2014.
The short video announcing the Six Pillars of the next sale is integrated in the tweet.
SOLD for HK$ 6.3M for charity