Macallan Masters Of Photography Mario Testino

Macallan Masters Of Photography Mario Testino
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Winning bid: £2500.00
Lot number: 085-7006

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 :

  • Spiritual Home - Traditional, classy and complex, the first whisky embodies The Macallan, with sherry driving a distinct character.

58.1% ABV / 5cl

  • Curiously Small Stills - Vibrant and copper in colour, this single malt promises a long, lingering finish.

56.0% ABV / 5cl

  • Finest Cut - Refined yet complex, the third whisky is stylish and individual. Citrus is at the fore, giving a welcome sharpness.

58.2% ABV / 5cl

  • Exceptional Oak Casks - The richness of the fourth single malt celebrates our exceptional oak casks. The character is classic Macallan; spice, dried fruit and sweetness.

57.4% ABV / 5cl

  • Natural Colour - Vibrancy and flair are at the heart of the fifth single malt. A sublime whisky with charm plays out through the sweet vanilla cream and silk-like texture.

56.8% ABV / 5cl

  • Peerless Spirit - The final single malt is a genuinely effortless whisky and delivers the perfect balance of spirit and cask.

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 depending on where shipped to.

Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 85th Auction (April 27 – May 6, 2018)