Bentley and The Macallan’s limited edition whisky housed in groundbreaking vessel

Bentley and The Macallan’s limited edition whisky housed in groundbreaking vessel

MANILA: Bentley Motors and The Macallan have unveiled the unique design of The Macallan Horizon, the first limited edition single malt whisky by the brand collaboration.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the sustainable materials used for the arms of the 3D structure?

    The arms of the 3D structure are made of recycled copper from disused, curiously small spirit stills located within The Macallan’s former distillery, aluminum collected from the production of the Continental GT, Flying Spur, and Bentayga at Crewe, England, recycled wood from the two brands, and the lowest CO2 leather sourced in Scotland.
  • When will The Macallan Horizon be launched?

    The Macallan Horizon will be launched in Summer 2023.
  • The prototype of The Macallan Horizon features traditional craftsmanship, sustainable materials, and a uniquely horizontal design. It symbolizes the two brands’ shared goal of developing a sustainable future.

    “Our prototype for The Macallan Horizon is truly pioneering in both its design and use of materials. It’s a fusion of the sharply defined yet curvaceous Bentley design DNA, The Macallan’s innovation and recycled materials from both iconic British brands. The form of the design has allowed us to treat light as a material in itself, and the interplay between light and repurposed wood, aluminum and copper is extraordinary. In being both an object of beauty in itself and having such strong sustainability elements, it’s a representation of what’s coming next from our partnership,” Bentley Motors Product and Lifestyle Design Manager Chris Cooked stated.

    The Macallan Horizon is made of six unique ethically sourced materials, representing The Macallan’s Six Pillars, the foundation stones of the brand.

    The Macallan Horizon

    The arms of the 3D structure are made of recycled copper from disused, curiously small spirit stills located within The Macallan’s former distillery, aluminum collected from the production of the Continental GT, Flying Spur, and Bentayga at Crewe, England, recycled wood from the two brands, and the lowest CO2 leather sourced in Scotland.

    The unique design of The Macallan Horizon is derived from the horizontal trajectory of a car, instead of the traditional vertical form of a whisky bottle. The vessel is positioned horizontally in a cradle, with no standing base.

    The Macallan Horizon

    The handmade glass bottle at the center is uniquely twisted in 180 degrees, symbolizing the mastery of space and time acquired by the two brands in the development of the prototype.

    The single malt whisky being crafted for the release in 2023 also has its own story of sustainability.

    The Macallan Horizon

    “Taking inspiration from the car industry, we are showcasing our creative development of The Macallan Horizon, which is among the most ground-breaking projects we have embarked on in our 200-year history. Working with Bentley Motors has inspired us to see things differently. In the whisky world, everything is upright, such as our stills and our bottles. When we looked at the horizontal direction pursued by Bentley Motors as part of the automotive industry, it made us consider if and how we could adapt this format for whisky, which ultimately requires to be poured,” The Macallan Global Creative Director Jaume Ferras said. “I am incredibly proud of the revolutionary design we have created for The Macallan Horizon and the unique sustainable materials we are incorporating as part of our commitment to a better world. It simply would not be possible without the incomparable craftsmanship and creativity for which The Macallan and Bentley Motors are renowned, and is the embodiment of the uncompromised excellence pursued by The Macallan since 1824.”

    In 2021, Bentley Motors and The Macallan formed their partnership which is united by their commitment to craftsmanship and sustainability.

    The Macallan Horizon

    Established in 1824 in Scotland, The Macallan has been known globally for the unparalleled creativity and innovation that they incorporate on each bottle of single malt whisky. The Macallan is committed to build an environmentally sustainable society and establish a positive legacy as shown at its award-winning Distillery. Situated on The Macallan’s 485-acre complex, the Distillery was designed by globally renowned architects, taking inspiration from the ancient Scottish hills. The Macallan’s sherry seasoned oak casks has the greatest influence among the brand’s portfolio; it is where its whiskies derive their exceptional flavors, aromas, and color.

    Photos from Bentley Motors

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