New Release: Sir Peter Blake x The Macallan at The Whisky Shop – Scotch Whisky News

The Anecdotes of Ages Collection:
Down to Work Limited Edition

The Macallan has once again collaborated with British pop art legend Sir Peter Blake on what will be their third time working together, with a relationship that spans across more than three decades. The full Anecdotes of Ages Collection includes 13 one-of-a-kind expressions of exceptional 1967 whisky, all of which adorn original work by the artist, with the 13th original bottle held in The Macallan archive.

This bottle, ‘Down to Work’, was chosen to be replicated and filled¬†with that same 1967 whisky. It¬†tells the story of George Harbinson who took over ownership of The Macallan in 1947. It was George who made the call to continue using sherry seasoned oak casks instead of cheaper and more readily available ex-bourbon casks, which had a lasting effect on the legacy and unique characteristic of The Macallan.

The outer oak box has been modelled on Sir Peter Blake’s own traditional art supply box, bringing together the world of art and whisky. On the side is a sliding drawer featuring Sir Peter’s signature laser etched into the wood. Within here is a leather bound book revealing the 13 unique stories behind the full Anecdotes of Ages Collection.

Aroma: Classic antique oak, dried fruit and fig combined with hints of pineapple and mango layered with a decadent chocolate strawberry note.
Palate: Warm chocolate with light nutmeg and ginger, oak with an unexpected strawberry and hazelnut burst.
Finish: Complex with a medium to long finish of chocolate, sweet oak and lightly spiced peach.

The Macallan:
Sir Peter Blake Anecdotes of Ages Collection

Down to Work Limited Edition

There are just 322 bottles worldwide and here at The Whisky Shop we have one of them available to buy. This is a true collector’s¬†piece;¬†particularly for a whisky and art lover! If you would like information on this incredible release when it becomes available to purchase then register your interest via¬†the link below.

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Sir Peter Blake is the great pioneer of British pop art, best known for his wrestlers and circus performers, brightly coloured collages, and iconic album covers for The Beatles and The Who. Over a career spanning six decades, Blake has assumed national treasure status, still to this day continuing to work from his London studio, crammed with an extraordinary array of curiosities and artwork collected throughout his career.

We wrote an article in the latest edition of Whiskeria on his dicussion with Lead Whisky Maker from The Macallan, Sarah Burgess, about the creative process behind this recent collaboration.

Read Whiskeria here

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