THE DARK SIDE OF CRYSTAL
M Black evolves the highly expressive aesthetic of Fabien Baron’s creative vision that makes its statement in M, in black crystal form. An evolution of the iconic M Decanter, this new step into lustrous black crystal from Lalique was crafted to reflect the diverse history of The Macallan single malt – a striking complement to a subtly smoky Macallan, The Macallan M Black is the latest and most complex release in the range.
Designed specifically to celebrate a deep and smoky Macallan than its founding relation, the crystal that houses this precious spirit was also pushed into new territories. Requiring detailed research, prototyping and experimentation, the development of the M Black decanter was an adventure in crystal that produced an end product as unique as the whisky itself.
With exacting processes, long-perfected techniques and a perfect balance of innovation and heritage, M Black celebrates the union of the mastery of crystal and whisky making inside and out. An unexpected colour and geometric form challenges all perceptions of traditional decanter design and perfectly offsets the peaty notes of this unique and complex single malt.
A Celebration of Mastery
One of the most challenging materials in the glass blower’s repertoire, requiring more time and resource to produce than clear crystal. These individually numbered, slim and elegant decanters are flawless.
Their six facets are the inspirational acknowledgement of The Macallan’s defining six pillars. Designed by the Gallic creative visionary, Fabien Baron, the decanter was one of the most challenging that Lalique, true masters of the art, had encountered. Contemporary yet classical, their iconic realisation is a reverential triumph.