Tales of The Macallan Volume II from a remarkable series of rare single malt Scotch whiskies, tells the story of Alexander Reid, the founder of the Macallan and the legacy of Mastery. The second release depicts him as a teacher, farmer and distiller on his journey to ultimate mastery. Alexander established the distillery on Easter Elchies Estate, Speyside, Scotland in 1824.
The limited release of 344 decanters is available at The Macallan House in Raffles Hotel Singapore at a recommended retail price of S$122,500.
Crafted by The Macallan Lead Whisky Maker, Euan Kennedy, his exemplary 1949 vintage whisky, bottled in 2022, was selected at the apex of its maturation.
Euan shares “Displaying beautiful tones of bronzed oak and subtle red hues that reflect the original meaning of Alexander Reid’s surname in Scots – The Red One – this rare and unique single malt whisky possesses an incredible complexity achieved through age and patient maturation. Enjoying a lingering smokiness redolent of whiskies of Alexander’s time, it is a fitting tribute to his living legacy as we celebrate our 200th anniversary year.”
Tales of the Macallan Volume II showcases an outstanding single malt encased in a meticulously crafted Lalique crystal decanter. The edition also highlights captivating artwork by the esteemed British Illustrator, Andrew Davidson, celebrated for his mastery in traditional print methods employing wood engravings.
Traditional London-based bookbinders, Shepherds, Sangorski & Sutcliffe and Zaehnsdorf, which specialises in fine binding, restoration and conservation of books and manuscripts, created the unique, hand-crafted Tales of The Macallan Volume II book which demanded extraordinary technical expertise to conceal the decanter within its 852 pages. Artisan printer, Imprimerie du Marais in Paris, which creates luxury pieces using specially developed paper, ink and printing processes, expertly printed each individual page.