The Macallan and Lalique set a record for a bottle of whisky sold at auction and all of the proceeds will go to charity: water. Coveted by bidders around the world, The Macallan 64-Year-Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue sold for $460,000 in a lively auction at Sotheby’s in New York City. This sale represents the most unique collaboration to date between The Macallan and Lalique, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting charity: water, an organization that provides access to clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Lalique’s bespoke, one-of-a kind crystal decanter, created using the “cire perdue” or “lost wax” method, houses the oldest and rarest Macallan ever bottled by the legendary distillery, a 64-year-old single malt whisky. This remarkable combination has been on a 12-city “tour du monde” since April, and each stop along the way has raised funds and awareness for charity: water.
“We are delighted that the proceeds from this historic auction of The Macallan 64 Years Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue will help fund our efforts,” said Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water. “Clean water is foundational to communities, and I’m proud to be working with these two esteemed brands to foster thriving and healthy populations worldwide.”
Since April 2010, The Macallan and Lalique have raised approximately $605,000 to benefit charity: water, a sum that will change the lives of 30,250 people (www.charitywater.org/themacallan). The Cire Perdue decanter has visited the following cities worldwide, raising thousands of dollars at each event.