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For the First Time Ever, The Glenturret Proclaims a 50 Years Previous Launch

The primary decanter of this extremely restricted, 50 Years Previous expression, might be auctioned off by Sotheby’s as a part of their ‘Whisky in Lalique’ public sale

Crieff, 30 Aug 2022 – The Glenturret, Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery, is proud to be releasing a spectacular 50 Years Previous whisky, for the primary time ever. As a distillery that’s celebrated for specialising in small-batch, hand crafted whiskies, The Glenturret is understood to have a genuinely scarce quantity of whisky out there, making this expression a enormously coveted launch for any severe collector.

This historic new expression is being produced in an version of simply 150 bottles and can retail for £40,000. Housed in a placing, black crystal decanter produced by luxurious French crystal home, Lalique, the outside really does the liquid inside justice; black crystal – the rarest and costliest crystal as it’s the most troublesome to supply, mirroring the craftsmanship and talent that went into producing such a unprecedented whisky. Designed by Marc Larminaux, Inventive and Inventive Director at Lalique, barley is the inspiration for the decanter, represented via a tactile easy and frosted end on the motif, hand carved into the crystal by Lalique Craftsmen at its sole manufacturing unit in Alsace which celebrates 100 years this 12 months.

To mark this ultra-limited aged whisky being made out there by The Glenturret, Sotheby’s might be auctioning off decanter number one of 150 throughout their Whisky in Lalique public sale – the primary whisky public sale in historical past to solely provide Scotch in Lalique – operating from thirtieth of August – ninth September. The excessive estimate lot value for this unparalleled bottle has been valued at £60,000 and is available in a bespoke black case with mom of pearl inlays.

This primary decanter is the one one to be supplied with a novel art work, devised in collaboration with Methodology Studio who commissioned Scottish artist Matthew Draper for the undertaking. Edinburgh primarily based Draper works along with his arms and his coronary heart, responding emotionally to the panorama; instinctivelycommunicating the interaction between gentle, water, and land. On this event, the art work titled ‘Loch Turret’ depicts the traditional freshwater Loch Turret that gives The Glenturret Distillery with the water that can turn out to be its whisky. This stunning, one-off collector’s merchandise has been created from pigments and inks which were harvested by charring and burning the 50 Years Previous cask staves – a variation on an historic ink-making method primarily based on tannic response that may be a nod to the values of provenance, prowess, and fervour, which The Glenturret locations on the coronary heart of its whisky making.

The whisky was drawn from a singular remaining cask which was stuffed in 1972; it has spent the final 5 many years maturing in a refill Sherry cask which provides the whisky a good looking vintage oak color.

Talking concerning the launch of the 50 Years Previous, The Glenturret’s Managing Director, John Laurie, mentioned, “We’re so excited to be releasing a 50 Years Previous expression for the primary time ever. However to do it in partnership with the extraordinary artistic skills, Lalique, Methodology and Matthew Draper, whose values each mirror our personal philosophy relating to craftsmanship and the significance of creating issues by hand, is simply unimaginable. The result’s a uncommon and distinctive collector’s piece, and the work that has gone into this undertaking actually does justice to the outstanding liquid that may be discovered inside.”

Including to that, Johnny Fowle, Sotheby’s Head of Whisky & Spirts North America and EMEA mentioned, “This 50 12 months previous whisky from The Glenturret represents a lot extra than simply the depth of historical past at this distillery. It is a chance to be the primary to gather The Glenturret’s rarest bottles and the one alternative to accumulate the accompanying artwork piece produced from the barrel itself. Glenturret has, thanks in no small half to each Bob Dalgarno and Mark Donald, shortly turn out to be the gastronomic centre of Scotland during the last 12 months, and it’s a actual pleasure for Sotheby’s to be a part of this landmark second on their journey.”

The Glenturret 50 Years Previous might be out there on-line at www.theglenturret.com from twelfth September 2022.


Tasting Notes

Color: Vintage oak
Nostril: Candy fragrant sweet types an ever-present background to hints of recent apple and heat honeycomb.
Palate: refined inexperienced oak, syrup sponge, dates and dried prunes frivolously coat the mouth, a slight contact of aniseed. Gently getting older oak displays the 5 many years maturing in cask.

40.0percentvol. Cask energy. Pure color

About The Glenturret

Crafted at Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery since 1763 totally by hand in unique small batches, The Glenturret single malt is outlined by its excellent high quality and beautiful style. Situated within the ‘Hosh’, Crieff, surrounded by the attractive Perthshire countryside, The Glenturret gives day by day distillery excursions, whisky flights on the Lalique Bar, a devoted retail retailer together with an unique Lalique Boutique, and The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, the distillery’s Michelin Star distinctive eating expertise.

www.theglenturret.com / @theglenturretwhisky

About Lalique

Based in 1888 by famend and avant-garde artist René Lalique, Lalique is among the crown jewels of France’s crystal glass homes. Lalique is a logo of distinctive know-how and craftmanship, a life-style luxurious model with an instantly recognisable model. Lalique enriches our on a regular basis lives, bringing creative model to singular creations in six areas: ornamental objects, inside design, perfumes, jewelry, artistic endeavors and hospitality. The model enters into unique collaborations with proficient artists, designers and different luxurious manufacturers to create beautiful objects and collections primarily based on each companions’ know-how and experience. Since 1922, all items are handcrafted in the home’s sole manufacturing web site, positioned within the Alsace area in France. For extra data, please go to www.lalique.com / @lalique

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