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The Macallan Honors 1930s Airships With A 35-Year $50K Single Malt Scotch

Thanks to its very nature, whisky (scotch, bourbon, or otherwise) inherently has ties to both the past and the present. And that makes it an appropriate vessel for paying tribute to historically-significant events, people, and — in some cases — inventions. The Macallan has just announced a new release inspired by the latter in the form of a single malt scotch.

Called The Golden Age of Travel: The Airships, this offering is comprised of two parts — The Macallan 1940, a 35-year single malt scotch whisky, and a special Lalique-crafted French crystal decanter boasting beautifully-etched 1930s aviation-inspired imagery and a compass rose-style stopper. The 44.4% ABV spirit is said to have aromas of oak and fruity flora, a smoky dark chocolate and ginger palate, and a lingeringly-sweet citrusy finish. Embodying all the class and depth of the 1930s Art Deco period and the uniqueness of rigid airships, this limited edition release — the final in the Golden Age of Travel series — is available exclusively through Global Travel Retail and The Macallan Boutiques. There is a catch, however, in that only 46 of the 48 bottles will be available to customers at the jaw-dropping price of $50,000 each.

Purchase: $50,000