United by a dedication to craftsmanship British luxury automaker Bentley Motors teamed up with The Macallan to introduce a limited edition single malt whisky named The Macallan Horizon. Paying homage to The Macallan’s acclaimed Six Pillars, the luxurious hand-made glass bottle featuring an extraordinary 180-degree twist representing the mastery of space and time achieved incorporates six upcycled, repurposed or ethically-sourced materials.
“Our prototype for The Macallan Horizon is truly pioneering in both its design and use of materials. It’s a fusion of the sharply defined yet curvaceous Bentley design DNA, The Macallan’s innovation and recycled materials from both iconic British brands. The form of the design has allowed us to treat light as a material in itself, and the interplay between light and repurposed wood, aluminium and copper is extraordinary. In being both an object of beauty in itself and having such strong sustainability elements, it’s a representation of what’s coming next from our partnership.” said in a press release Bentley’s Product and Lifestyle Design Manager, Chris Cooke.
The Macallan Horizon incorporates six upcycled, repurposed or ethically-sourced materials in its bottle design like, recycled copper from the disused spirit stills which were located within The Macallan’s former distillery, aluminium recovered from the Bentley Motors manufacturing process; recycled wood from both brands; recyclable glass and the lowest CO2 leather, locally-sourced in Scotland.
Inside will be the extraordinary single malt whisky being crafted for the release.
“Taking inspiration from the car industry, we are showcasing our creative development of The Macallan Horizon, which is among the most ground-breaking projects we have embarked on in our 200-year history.” commented Jaume Ferras, Global Creative Director for The Macallan. “Working with Bentley Motors has inspired us to see things differently. In the whisky world, everything is upright, such as our stills and our bottles. When we looked at the horizontal direction pursued by Bentley Motors as part of the automotive industry, it made us consider if and how we could adapt this format for whisky, which ultimately requires to be poured.
The Macallan Horizon will launch in Summer 2023, no word on price. TBA.
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