Mario Testino, the world’s most glamorous photographer, is Macallan's fifth Master of Photography.
From the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair to the iconic portrait of Diana Princess of Wales, Mario Testino has shot some of the most recognisable photographs of our time. He is renowned for his mastery of composition and for creating an intense connection with his sitters; now, Mario Testino has turned his lens to The Macallan.
Mario has captured a group of distinct characters enjoying the vibrancy and indulgence of The Macallan world. Shot in Beijing, in a former palace near the Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square, his photographs bring to life a moment of celebration, the spirit of the ultimate party.
The Masters of Photography: Mario Testino Edition is truly inspired: Macallan's Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno, has selected six unique casks from over 200,000 maturing at Easter Elchies to craft this limited edition. The whisky brings together the six different casks each with their own definitive character, flavour and aroma, much like the characters in Testino’s shots, to create the perfect single malt.
This limited edition whisky – only 1,000 have been created - is presented, along with one of the four iconic shots captured by Mario, in a beautiful, glossy black case, designed in collaboration with Mario himself. The pièce de résistance is a secret compartment, released by pressing a button hidden under the bottle. It contains six miniatures from the six single casks that make up the limited edition whisky. Never before has a whisky maker released the individual casks that make up his craft.
The six casks, a combination of Spanish and American 100% sherry seasoned oak butts and puncheon casks, result in a multi-dimensional flavour experience. Each of the whiskies represents one of The Macallan’s Six Pillars :
58.1% ABV / 5cl
56.0% ABV / 5cl
58.2% ABV / 5cl
57.4% ABV / 5cl
56.8% ABV / 5cl
59.2% ABV / 5cl
Macallan Mario Testino:
46.6% ABV / 70cl
Please note that due the size and weight of this item, there will be additional shipping costs.
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