This outstanding regal release from Macallan follows on from their Royal Wedding bottling in 2011 and the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Released as a commemorative presentation set in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's 60th coronation in 2013, this set comprises of two 35cl bottles of single malt whisky presented in a wonderful package that was designed by acclaimed Art Director, David Holmes.
Each of the bottles depict a different image and different story to two contrasting periods of the Queen's reign. The first shows a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II taken in 1953 by renowned royal photographer, Cecil Beaton, who would continue to portray Her Majesty for almost 30 years before his death in 1980. This whisky was matured in American oak sherry casks and is a vibrant, gold malt with citrus fruits and summer berries - exhibiting an exuberant youthfulness, yet with a degree of maturity (55.7% ABV).
The second bottle of whisky was matured in Spanish sherry oak casks and presents a mature, elegant, fruity and woody dimension - a complex malt which could best describe the journey and incredible achievements over the 60 year reign (58.1% ABV). The image on this bottle was taken in 2004 by highly regarded portrait photographer, Julian Calder.
This monumental presentation is quite the masterpiece and is highly sought after the world over. The limited number of 1953 bottles were all snapped up very quickly upon release. A true royal treasure if ever there were.