On January 30th, The Macallan in partnership with Sotheby’s unveiled Distil Your World New York Single Cask Edition for auction, a limited edition bottle from The Macallan’s recent release of Distil Your World New York, a whisky that captures the essence of one of the most iconic cities in the world.
Estimated at $30,000 – $80,000, the extraordinary multi-component lot includes the Distil Your World New York Single Cask Edition bottle housed in a striking blue presentation box featuring an engraved aerial map of New York, a booklet about the bottle and Distil Your World New York series that is signed by the talent featured in the Distil Your World New York documentary that aired with the release of the original bottle, and a dining experience at El Celler de Can Roca for the lucky collector and three guests. Bidding for the sale began on Monday, January 30th and ends on Friday, February 10th.
An exceptionally rare and special whisky, this Distil Your World New York Single Cask Edition single malt has been created to take consumers on a sensorial journey through one of the world’s most iconic cities. In collaboration with the Roca brothers, owners of El Celler de Can Roca, The Macallan explored the mastery behind the city and created an innovative whisky that embodies and celebrates New York as a dynamic metropolis of art, creativity and visionary talent.
Distil Your World New York Single Cask Edition is a single cask whisky from a European Oak Sherry Puncheon from 2002. This limited edition bottle delivers a quintessential New York flavor note of chocolate covered peanuts, along with a new taste of sweet candy and a hint of cherry blossom. A rare chocolate flavor which has been uncovered from a single cask, each sip takes taste buds and imagination on a journey of discovery, bringing the unique character of the city to life.
The auction offers collectors the only, rare opportunity to acquire one of two bottles created of this limited edition whisky, as the second bottle will be kept in The Macallan archive.
Geoff Kirk, Channel Director Secondary Market at The Macallan remarked “We are delighted to continue our long association of partnering with Sotheby’s to present very special releases that raise funds for charitable organizations around the world. The Macallan Distil Your World New York Single Cask Edition bottle pays homage to one of the world’s most iconic cities, with proceeds benefiting New York City artists through the ChaShaMa charity. This unique auction, of one of two bottles created and an exclusive dinner with the Roca brothers at their world-renowned restaurant, will appeal to whisky enthusiasts, collectors, and philanthropists alike.”
Jonny Fowle, Sotheby’s Head of Whisky & Spirits, North America and EMEA, said “It is always a huge event in the world of collectible whisky when Sotheby’s partners with The Macallan to release an exclusive whisky. Owning a unique bottle is the ultimate goal for whisky collectors, and this is the only opportunity for the world’s most dedicated collector to obtain an elevated single-cask, high strength version of the venerable Distil Your World New York.”
The Macallan has a longstanding history celebrating artistry and supporting the arts. In that spirit, all proceeds from the sale will benefit ChaShaMa, a non-profit arts organization based in New York City that nurtures artists by transforming unused real estate into affordable work and presentation spaces. Support from The Macallan will benefit small businesses, underserved NYC communities, and the arts in NYC.
Whisky Maker’s Notes:
The Macallan Distil Your World New York Single Cask Edition:
Nose: Peanut brittle, candy, sweet oak and poached pear, with a hint of cherry blossom
Palate: Chocolate covered peanuts with syrup sponge, raisins, sweet oak and lemon peel
Finish: Medium sweet with peanut and oak