The Macallan Masters of Photography series:
For the fourth edition of its award-winning Masters of Photography series, The Macallan has commissioned the most influential living photographer, Elliott Erwitt to capture the spirit of its heartland in his ‘Great Scottish Adventure’. The Masters of Photography: Elliott Erwitt Edition sees Erwitt interpret the unique richness and depth of Scottish character through his shrewd observational skill and subtle humorous style.
The Masters of Photography: Elliott Erwitt Edition is The Macallan’s most extensive, and ambitious, to date with 58 unique single cask whiskies being paired with a different signed 11” x 14” Elliott Erwitt print captured during his Scottish adventure. Only 35 of each of the exclusive pairings are available, making a complete global release of 2,030.This edition comprises a bespoke photo-archival book featuring a total of 158 images, shot by Elliott during the process, with a handmade glass flask containing a single cask malt whisky concealed within its pages.
Cask Number: 0012890 Year:1997 ABV: 56.9%
The Grapes Bar, Paisley Road West, Glasgow
Already scarce this specific bottling is even more unique as it comes complete with a special bottle neck tag with the cask number and Elliot Erwitt’s personal signature obtained at the global launch event.
Photograph: Loan man in pub with pint and chaser The Grapes Bar, Paisley Road West, Glasgow. This South Side pub, one of several on the site since 1881.
With traditional notes of times gone by, this whisky tells of blackcurrant, ash, vanilla, fudge and cigars. Reminiscent of times when the gentleman in the photograph was joined by friends or work colleagues. Soft and mellow, this whisky’s characteristics are of age, almost sentimental, reflective, and even melancholy. A complex yet harmonious dram.