The Macallan and Lalique come together to create a one-of-a-kind objet d'art to benefit charity: water.

THE ROADSHOW - RAISED $604,105*
Click on cities to view photos from each event when available.
SHANGHAI
SINGAPORE
OSAKA
PARIS.
Raised $5,000

MADRID.
Preview Event

LONDON.
Raised $8,800

MOSCOW.
Raised $5,650

HONG KONG.
Raised $17,470

SEOUL.
Raised $5,773

TAIPEI.
Raised $41,000

SHANGHAI.
Raised $15,157

SINGAPORE.
Raised $11,452

OSAKA.
Raised $12,744

BEVERLY HILLS.
Raised $16,000

NEW YORK.
Raised $460,000

HOW YOU CAN HELP.
follow FACT: Every $20 can provide one person access to clean, safe drinking water.
FACT: Every $1 invested in clean water supply and sanitation yields $4 - $12 in income.
FACT: 100% of your donation will
directly fund clean water projects in developing nations.

* An additional $5,000 was raised by a campaign inspired by the global tour started by Mark Gillespie of WhiskyCast
BRINGING CLEAN WATER TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rene Lalique’s birth, The Macallan and Lalique came together to create a one-of-a-kind objet d'art to benefit charity: water. The Macallan 64 Years Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue is the oldest and rarest single malt whisky ever released by the distillery. It is housed in a decanter exquisitely crafted using the ancient “cire perdue,” or lost wax, process that Lalique has not implemented since 1930.

Water is fundamental to both The Macallan and Lalique in the creation of their products. Indeed the word “whisky” is derived from the Latin, “aqua vitae”, the “water of life.” Borehole water from The Macallan estate is one of the three natural ingredients of The Macallan (the others being barley and yeast) and Lalique uses water extensively in the cold workshop as the final handcrafting and detailing is completed on a crystal piece.

During the decanter’s “Tour du Monde,” a 10cl bottle of The Macallan 64 Year Old, together with two beautiful Lalique glasses, was auctioned at stops in the following cities with 100% of the proceeds going to charity: water: Paris, London, Moscow, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Shanghai, Singapore, Osaka and Beverly Hills.

The tour culminated at Sotheby's in New York on November 15, 2010, where the whisky in the Lalique decanter sold for $460,000, breaking records for the highest-selling whisky at an auction. In less than 10 minutes, The Macallan and Lalique partnership raised enough to serve more than 23,000 people with clean, safe drinking water. See photos of the event here >

© 2010 The Macallan Distillers Ltd. The Macallan® Scotch Whisky, 43% Alc./Vol., Imported by Rémy Cointreau USA, Inc., New York, NY. Please Savour Responsibly.

The water crisis.
800 million people on our planet lack access to safe, clean drinking water. That's one in nine of us. 80% of all disease is attributable to the lack of water and basic sanitation. Unsafe water claims more lives each year than war. Learn more >
How you can help.
You can help by funding clean water projects in Ethiopia and other countries across Africa and Asia. A water project can bring clean and safe drinking water to a community of 200 people. School water projects can change the lives of over 500 students. Sponsor a project >
Proving it on Google Earth.
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