And the world’s oldest Macallan single malt whiskey is..

Macallan in lalique cire perdue decanter[1]

The Macallan and Lalique have brought out a one-off decanter in a move to celebrate Rene Lalique’s 150th birth anniversary. This decanter created by the ancient “cire perdue” or “lost wax” method, holds the oldest and rarest Macallan ever bottled.

The 64 year old Macallan in Lalique Cire Perdue decanter is set to be auctioned at a Sotheby’s auction on November 15, 2010 in New York.

Inspired by the beauty of The Macallan’s 150 hectare estate in north-eastern Scotland, the macallan was designed and painstakingly hand crafted by Lalique.

The inspiration for the design of this anniversary edition decanter came from the beauty of The Macallan’s 150 hectare estate in north-eastern Scotland.

As far as the brew is concerned, there is a lovely rich oak color, and notes of peat smoke, dried orange peel, muscovado sugar and cedar wood, mixed with spicy cinnamon sticks and cloves.

All proceeds from this sale will be donated to charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

Victoria Scott-RichardsAnd the world’s oldest Macallan single malt whiskey is..