Three 48-year-old whiskies are to be released exclusively by The Savoy this month, coming in a presentation box containing part of the London hotel’s American Bar.
The whiskies from Macallan have been sourced by Speciality Drinks, which came across a small parcel that had aged in a sherry butt for over 48 years.
Priced at £18,500, the presentation box for each decanter was produced by Neil Stevenson, specialist cabinetmaker and holder of a Royal Warrant since 2003.
Each box is made even more valuable by the addition of a piece of wood that was part of the bar top in the Art Deco-style American Bar for 36 years until its refurbishment in 2012.
The whiskies come in bespoke decanters, with a sleek Art Deco silhouette, that have been hand blown by Brodie Nairn and Nichola Burns of the world-leading Glasstorm Studio in Tain, Scotland.
Each decanter has a hand-engraved collar created by Hamilton & Inches of Edinburgh, silversmiths and clock specialists to the Queen and Royal Warrant holders since 1955. Each collar has been created from a single sheet of silver individually spun on a lathe.
The whiskies are the latest release in The Savoy Collection which was launched by the hotel in 2013 as exclusive bottlings for its guests and discerning drinkers.
Previous releases include a 21-year-old Macallan, The Manhattan Cocktail, a 17-year-old Laphroaig, a Demerara Rum from Guyana 1975, The Royal Suite Reserve Cognac and Savoy Martini Bitters.