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The Macallan - Flights of the Decades- 01.15.10

macallan0.jpg Tonight, Macallan brought me out to Soho House in NY for quite the surreal experience: Flights of the Decades. Beyond the amazing ice balls (which i’ve been dying to see in action for some time now) ~ tonight i had the opportunity to talk so the inspirational visionary @MacallanKen (aka Ken Grier, Director - Malts) about everything from photography to life adventures to how baking cakes is a lot like scotch… but most importantly, about doing/enabling extraordinary things and people. Also finally got to meet @LivingTheDram (aka Graeme Russell - Macallan Ambassador) ~ with whom i’ve long tweeted about scotch from afar. And everyone at this lovely event was tweeting up a storm ~ all of which were showing on the screen (in fact, if you were using the #macallan hashtag during dinner, you too were up on screen!) To take it even further, we had the opportunity to taste not only the New Make Spirit straight from the source before reaching casks… Macallan cask strength 18 year sherry oak… Macallan 50 year… and even Macallan 52 year. It was. WOW. And seeing the Lalique decanters and the carbon fiber (looking?) box it’s packaged in… as well as one of the 1000 unique Rankin bottles up close… all in all it was a beautiful experience, with fun people, delicious food, great conversations… now go see the many random photos on the next page for a peek at the experience!

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i would have loved 2 b @the macallan event please let me know of any in the near future thanx mendy

----- Mendy Erez 18.01.10 05:57

ah! so jealous!! had some of the 10 yr last night with fresh lime and soda water. i’m such a sucker for scotch. it’s my go to drink, especially when it’s good enough to just be on the rocks with a splash of water. yum!

----- melissa 17.01.10 08:58

jealous! same as joe personally but still, not going to object to a 52 yr old macallan. can i have your job please?

----- rich 16.01.10 07:41

Though I’m personally more in to Laphroaig, Oban, Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bowmore (I say, the smokier the better!) I would have loved to been able to attend this event. Just look at that 1950 Macallan wooden box. I mean, if that looks good, just think about how good the Whisky itself must have tasted. The 57 year one… well lets just leave it at that. Amazing! Thx so much for sharing this, and it really looks like you guys had an amazing evening.

Cheers!

----- Joe 15.01.10 02:35

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