For a short run from 29 June to 9 July 2021, The Macallan at Raffles Hotel Singapore is transformed into Sir Peter Blake: The Macallan Anecdotes of Ages Collection Gallery. The Macallan has collaborated with the iconic British pop artist Sir Peter Blake for the third time with a relationship that has spanned over three decades.
Discover the legacy of art and exceptional whisky through a self-exploratory journey through a chaptered adventure beginning in Sir Peter Blake’s studio. There are thirteen stories that inspired the collection of one-of-a-kind bottles of exceptional 1967 whisky. The single malt Scotch has been matured for over 50 years and was carefully selected to represent the year that Sir Peter Blake’s signature collages transcended from art into popular culture.
As part of The Macallan’s strong support for the arts, one of the extremely scarce 13 Anecdotes of Ages bottles was auctioned by Sotherby’s in March 2021. Proceeds benefit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to advance efforts underway at the Guggenheim to increase free access and develop engagement with a variety of audiences.
Each of the 13 original bottles are hand-blown with an oak stopper, and feature a label signed by Sir Peter Blake. They are presented in a handcrafted European Oak case incorporating thumbnail photography revealing Sir Blake’s inspirational journey with The Macallan. The expressions are also accompanied by a leather-bound book showcasing all 13 label artworks and corresponding stories, as well as a certificate of authenticity.
The 13th original bottle is retained in The Macallan archive. The Anecdotes of Ages Collection: The Old Farm will be exclusively showcased at Sir Peter Blake: The Macallan Anecdotes of Ages Collection Gallery in Singapore. A highly limited edition whisky featuring a duplicate label and the same rare 1967 whisky, has been released as Anecdotes of Ages Collection: Down to Work Limited Edition. Only 322 bottles are available worldwide. An extremely limited quantity is available for purchase. Each is priced at S$89,800. Enquire at The Macallan at Raffles Hotel Singapore.
A further special single Malt Scotch created to commemorate Sir Peter Blake’s visit to The Macallan Estate on the legendary River Spey has been released. Displayed in a custom box inspired by Sir Peter Blake’s art, An Estate, A Community and A Distillery is available alongside a certificate outlining the history and heritage on which the art was based, and Sir Peter Blake’s artwork painted on a scroll. Each is priced at S$1,350 and is available at The Macallan at Raffles Hotel Singapore and selected leading premium retailers in Singapore.