March 25, 2023

The Macallan has partnered with Bentley Motors to disclose the prototype for The Macallan Horizon, a restricted version single malt whisky.

Coming in 2023, The Macallan Horizon is claimed to fuse conventional craftsmanship and revolutionary supplies, incorporating six repurposed or ethically sourced supplies that are integral to the expression’s manufacturing.

Amongst these embrace recycled copper from the disused small spirit stills from The Macallan’s former distillery, recyclable glass and carbon impartial leather-based sourced regionally (and used within the lately launched Bentley Mulliner grand tourer) and recovered aluminium from Bentley’s manufacturing course of.

Jaume Ferras, International Inventive Director for The Macallan, feedback: “Taking inspiration from the automotive business, we’re showcasing our inventive imaginative and prescient and idea growth of The Macallan Horizon, which is among the many most original tasks we now have launched into in our virtually 200-year historical past. Our collaboration with Bentley Motors and the information trade we now have undertaken consequently has impressed us to see issues very in a different way. Within the spirits world, all the pieces is upright, equivalent to our stills and our bottles. After we seemed on the horizontal route pursued by Bentley Motors as a part of the automotive business, it made us take into account if and the way we may adapt this format for whisky, which finally requires to be poured.”

“I’m extremely pleased with the attractive design we now have created collectively for The Macallan Horizon and the distinctive supplies we’re incorporating. It merely wouldn’t be attainable with out the incomparable craftsmanship and creativity for which The Macallan and Bentley Motors are famend and is the embodiment of the uncompromised excellence pursued by The Macallan since 1824.”

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The Macallan and Bentley Motors begun their partnership in July 2021, with each manufacturers committing to sharing their learnings with one another from every of their respective industries.

Bentley’s Product and Way of life Design Supervisor, Chris Cooke, feedback: “Our prototype for The Macallan Horizon is really pioneering in each its design and use of supplies. It’s a fusion of the sharply outlined but curvaceous Bentley design DNA, The Macallan’s innovation and recycled supplies from each iconic British manufacturers. The type of the design has allowed us to virtually deal with gentle as one other materials in itself, and the interaction between gentle and the wooden, aluminium and copper supplies is extraordinary. In being each an object of magnificence in itself and demonstrating such innovation, it’s a illustration of what’s coming subsequent from our partnership.”

Extra info relating to pricing and availability of The Macallan Horizon can be introduced nearer to the discharge, on each The Macallan’s and Bentley’s web site.

22 August 2022 – Bradley Weir