For the Man of Exceptional Taste

The Macallan Partners with Paddle8 to present an auction of select items that celebrate Rare Cask's exquisite wood, flavor and natural color.

The Luxonomist. 23/10/2015

The Macallan announced it has partnered with online auction house, Paddle8, to bring the story of its newest expression, The Macallan Rare Cask, to life through an auction of prized items that celebrate the whisky’s unique attributes: wood, complex flavor and natural color. Working with Paddle8, The Macallan will also spotlight the collection and Rare Cask through curated experiences in three U.S. cities: Austin, Chicago and New York throughout October.

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Glass Decanter, The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co. Glass Decanter, 1866. Click for more information

«Rare Cask represents the very foundations that make The Macallan so special – our vibrant range of natural color and the outstanding quality of our oak casks – and what better way to share this story than through an interactive experience combined with the Paddle8 auction,» said Raul Gonzalez, Brand Director, The Macallan, «By pairing this quintessential single malt with these rare and prized items, we are able to underscore the rarity of the whisky while celebrating all that makes Rare Cask so unique. Bringing the pairings to life through a series of events where guests can experience our live interpretations of complex flavor (the bar), natural color (the library) and exceptional wood (the office) will serve to highlight the complexity and rarity of our prized whisky even more.»   

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Table Salt Cellars (Set of Two), Tiffany & Co. ,1930s. Click for more information

Paddle8 has curated the Gentlemen’s Accessories sale to appeal to those with exceptional taste, featuring rare and conversation-starting vintage accoutrements for the discerning gentleman. Curated by Alan Bedwell, connoisseur of all things dapper and extraordinary, the auction is open for online bidding today through October 27th.

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Black Crocodile Sac à Dépêches Briefcase, Hermès , 1960s. Click for more information

The sale encompasses a selection of unique vintage accessories for the bar, vanity, and desk, including items that celebrate the key qualities of Rare Cask – wood, flavor and natural color. Over the duration of the sale, a selection of these objects—including an automatic 1968 Rolex Airking wristwatch ($1,800-2,200), a glass and sterling silver flask made by Edward Pairpoint in 1871 ($600-700), a French Art Deco champagne bucket from the 1920’s ($800-1,000) and a pair of 1940’s gold and ruby rooster cufflinks ($700-900)—will travel to interactive event experiences throughout the country where attendees will have the opportunity to experience Rare Cask first hand and bid on the auction items.

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Monogram World Cup Soccer Ball, Louis Vuitton, 1998. Click for more information

«I was honored to select objects for this auction that reflect the distinctive qualities of The Macallan whisky. Like the Rare Cask, remarkable accessories have the ability to make life a bit more enjoyable, injecting a flash of elegance into the mundane tasks of everyday life, and this is what I wanted to evoke in curating Paddle8’s Gentlemen’s Accessories auction,» remarked Mr. Bedwell.

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