A tribute to some of the colourful characters from The Macallan’s past and present.
The Anecdotes of Ages Collection is an extraordinary art and whisky collaboration with globally renowned British pop artist, Sir Peter Blake.
The collaboration is The Macallan’s third with the iconic artist, and is part of a relationship that has spanned almost four decades. The partnership celebrates our rich legacy and Sir Peter Blake’s remarkable contribution to the art world.
This special single malt whisky has been created to commemorate Sir Peter Blake’s visit to The Macallan Estate on the legendary River Spey. An Estate, A Community, and A Distillery tells the story of some of the colourful characters from The Macallan’s past and present and features a label digitally designed by Sir Peter himself.
Renowned British pop artist Sir Peter Blake is a prominent figure in the world of art. Central to his work is his interest in images from popular culture. These infuse his art in unique and relevant ways, creating the visual equivalent of popular music.
His diverse style ranges from colourful lettering to likeness drawing, although he is best known for crowd art collage. Over many decades, Sir Peter Blake’s pioneering crowd work has transcended fashion, music and even art movements to become a unique and timeless signature style. He continues to work with this style today, reinventing the idea for different applications.
The Macallan Lead Whisky Maker, Sarah Burgess, was inspired by Sir Peter Blake’s character to create a whisky classic in style with surprising notes of treacle and black pepper.
The label that adorns this limited edition single malt has been created by Sir Peter Blake digitally. Taking inspiration from Sir Peter, the presentation box has been created with colours that inspired his art – blue and green with natural textures.
The presentation box houses the bottle, a certificate detailing the history and heritage on which the art was based, and artwork printed on a scroll. This brightly coloured scroll contains a collage representing anecdotes from the wider collection, portrayed in Sir Peter Blake’s distinct style. A tracing paper overlay provides information on each character from The Macallan’s history that Sir Peter chose to include in his art.
The Macallan Anecdotes of Ages An Estate, a Community and a Distillery Edition Tasting Notes:
Aroma: Rich in dried fruits and spices with a hint of orange and clove.
Palate: Dried fruits with cracked black pepper and treacle, accents of vanilla and orange oil.
Finish: A long, rich oak finish with cinnamon and cacao.
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