Limited Edition Art Piece from The Macallan and Sir Peter Blake
Sir Peter Blake is considered by many as the “godfather” of British Pop art and celebrated his 80th birthday on June 26th. The English pop artist is best known for his creative design of the record album sleeve for the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Sir Peter has a long-standing partnership with luxury whisky brand, The Macallan and they have collaborated once again. The two first worked together to design the first 12 bottles of the highly collectable Macallan 1926, which was bottled back in 1986.
The result of the latest project is based on Macallan and Sir Peter Blake celebrating eight decades with an oak box that’s divided into eight sections. Each decade has a backdrop and artefact designed, inspired or chosen by Sir Peter Blake. There’s a miniature of The Macallan distilled in that decade (1930 through to 2000’s) including labels that were designed by Sir Peter. Also included is a small book of illustrations and text about Sir Blake’s successful life.
The artefacts included in this incredible box were sourced by art director Stuart Newman based on Sir Peter’s guidance. They represent the four elements of water, fire, air and earth, as a direct connection to the whisky making process.
The eight whiskies found in the box convey a journey through the character of The Macallan from the 1930s up to the 2000s. The journey begins with a number of extremely rare single malts taken from The Macallan’s prestigious Fine & Rare collection through the decades, to a stunning whisky from 2002. The oldest whisky in the collection is a 1937, then progressing to a 1949; 1952; 1969; 1976; 1989; 1997; 2002.
This is a very limited whisky art collection as only 250 boxes are available for sale. There’s no doubt this collection will achieve high rarity value due to its limited availability. A small number of boxes are available via www.themacallan.com and the remaining are allocated to key markets around the world, with a guide price of £4,500.
We recently reported that The Macallan was recognized as the “Most Expensive Whisky Sold at Auction” by Guinness World Records.