Whiskey and art get along and to showcase the recent collaboration between The Macallan and the art of pop artist Sir Peter Blake.
The brand has revealed its new collection called Anecdotes of Ages, the third collaboration in a relationship spanning more than three decades with iconic British pop artist Sir Peter Blake, celebrating The Macallan’s great legacy and remarkable contribution to the art world of Sir Peter. This long relationship is based on a mutual respect for craftsmanship, as well as a strong desire to deliver truly creative and visionary work.
At the heart of this prized collection are 13 unique bottles of an exceptional 1967 whiskey. Classic, but with a distinctive colorful character, this unique single malt Scotch has matured over 50 years, being carefully selected to represent the year. in which Sir Peter Blake’s signature collages transcended from art to popular culture. Each features an original work on the label that tells unique stories of The Macallan’s legacy, their community, and the beautiful natural landscape of their estate.
As part of The Macallan’s great support for the arts, one of the 13 bottles in the collection will be auctioned to raise funds to benefit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This effort will boost the initiatives that the Guggenheim is already taking to increase free access and in terms of diversity and equity. The sale will be held by Sotheby’s House in March 2021.
Each of the 13 original bottles is hand blown, sealed with an oak stopper, and the label is signed by Sir Peter Blake. They are presented in a handcrafted European oak case that incorporates miniature photographs reflecting the artist’s inspirational journey and is accompanied by a leather-lined book showing the 13 works of art on the labeling, their respective stories, and a certificate of authenticity. The original thirteenth bottle will remain in The Macallan’s archive, a limited edition whiskey with a duplicate labeling and featuring the unique 1967 whiskey will be released as part of the Anecdotes of Ages: Down to Work Limited Edition Collection, which will only count with 322 bottles available worldwide.
The collections: The Anecdotes of Ages Collection: Down To Work Limited Edition and An Estate, A Community, An Distillery will be available from February 2021.
For more information visit www.themacallan.com.
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