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Extraordinary Collaboration: Bentley and The Macallan Unveil Uncommon Whisky: The Macallan Horizon

By BrainJ

Prepare to indulge in a unique fusion of luxury and craftsmanship as Bentley and The Macallan join forces to unveil a rare and exceptional whisky: The Macallan Horizon. Delve into the story behind this extraordinary collaboration and the creation of an uncommon whisky that embodies the essence of both brands.

Key Takeaways
  • Explore the rich heritage and shared commitment to craftsmanship and excellence that unite Bentley and The Macallan, as they come together to create a whisky that reflects their mutual dedication to quality and innovation.
  • Discover the meticulous blending process behind The Macallan Horizon, where master distillers and blenders combine rare and aged whiskies to craft a distinctive flavor profile that captures the essence of Bentley's luxury and The Macallan's expertise.
  • Learn about the exclusivity of The Macallan Horizon, a limited edition release that celebrates the artistry and attention to detail synonymous with both Bentley and The Macallan, making it a coveted addition to any connoisseur's collection.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of luxury and refinement as you savor The Macallan Horizon, a whisky that offers an unforgettable sensory journey, echoing the sophistication and elegance of Bentley's automotive craftsmanship.

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LIFESTYLE: An exclusive presentation of single malt Scotch whisky known as the Macallan Horizon intertwining traditional artistry with avant-garde precision engineering technology, an endeavor marked by intricate perplexity and diverse expression.

This limited-edition release introduces a distinct vessel with a 180-degree twist, symbolizing the lateral trajectory reminiscent of the automotive domain’s evolution‚ÄĒa fusion of heritage and innovation.

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In celebration of The Macallan’s bicentennial milestone, this groundbreaking alliance between the two esteemed brands embodies an unwavering commitment to excellence and a visionary voyage toward the future.

(Crewe and Speyside, 13th March 2024) – The Macallan Horizon marks a pioneering venture, meticulously crafted in partnership with Bentley Motors, converging the realms of exceptional single malt whisky and unparalleled automotive design. The Macallan Horizon transcends boundaries by merging age-old craftsmanship with state-of-the-art engineering, where purpose converges with ingenuity, artistry, and allure.

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Presented in a visionary horizontal receptacle featuring a unique twist detail, this expertly concocted single malt Scotch whisky epitomizes an unmatched dedication to innovation and design, reflecting the horizontal expanse symbolic of the automotive arena.

The conceptualization of this release emerged from a profound collaboration between The Macallan and Bentley Motors. In homage to The Macallan’s Six Pillars, six distinct materials are interwoven, embodying the essence of both brands and their pioneering partnership.

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The Macallan Horizon is elegantly encased within a bespoke glass vessel, an intrinsic material shared by The Macallan and Bentley, daringly challenging the conventional norms of whisky presentation. Wrapped in an aluminium ribbon, meticulously engineered to Bentley’s exacting standards, paying homage to the critical material adorning the sculptural framework and bodywork of a Bentley. The vessel is nestled within a sculpture swathed in the finest low-carbon leather, meticulously crafted in a chestnut hue to embellish and safeguard the precious elixir. A surrounding copper framework, crafted from recycled copper, including remnants from The Macallan’s previous stills, prior to the unveiling of its renowned new Distillery in 2019.

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Incorporating another fundamental material shared by both brands, an oak wood inlay adorns the closure, hewn from one of the six casks utilized in the whisky’s maturation process, inspired by the aesthetic allure of Bentley’s Drive Dynamic Control rotary dial. The sculpture culminates with Bentley’s Crown Cut Walnut veneer, meticulously tailored to adorn its vehicles. The pi√®ce de r√©sistance lies in the sophisticated and daring single malt Scotch whisky, exclusively tailored for The Macallan Horizon.

Crafted with precision by The Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell, utilizing six first-fill sherry seasoned oak casks, this whisky embodies the essence of Bentley. Six unique casks, carefully selected from The Macallan Estate’s vast reserves, imparting distinct characteristics to The Macallan Horizon.

Abundant notes of rich, indulgent dried fruits and spices, harmoniously entwined with oak and leather undertones, evoke sensations akin to Bentley’s world. The whisky’s opulent and enduring finish mirrors the timeless allure and design of Bentley’s creations, promising a sensory journey through taste and texture.

Adrian Hallmark, Bentley’s Chairman and CEO, expresses:

“Through years of collaboration with The Macallan, we have meticulously crafted this extraordinary inaugural product, encapsulating the essence of both brands. Anchored in innovative materials that epitomize our forward-thinking ethos, the resulting masterpiece‚ÄĒboth the whisky and its vessel‚ÄĒstands as a testament to pioneering design, material innovation, and unparalleled quality.”

Jaume Ferras, Creative Director at The Macallan, elaborates:

“The Macallan Horizon represents our most ambitious and visionary whisky endeavor to date, necessitating a profound exchange of expertise with the Bentley Motors team. Our collaboration with Bentley has redefined our perspectives, inspiring us to explore new horizons. In an industry dominated by verticality, such as our stills and bottles, the lateral realm occupied by Bentley’s grand tourers spurred us to contemplate adapting this format for whisky, an elixir meant to be savored and enjoyed.

“The exquisite design borne out of our collaboration for The Macallan Horizon, along with the incorporation of unique materials, pays homage to the unmatched craftsmanship, innovation, and creativity emblematic of The Macallan and Bentley.”

The Macallan Horizon is a highly exclusive release, available solely in 70cl form, accessible at The Macallan Estate Boutique and its global network of domestic and travel retail Boutiques, alongside select premium off-trade retailers.

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"The Macallan Horizon is the result of an extraordinary collaboration between two iconic brands, Bentley and The Macallan. Crafted with precision and passion, this uncommon whisky embodies the essence of luxury and sophistication, offering a sensory experience like no other."