A Book and a Bottle for Serious Scotch Drinkers
The Macallan distillery just released its gorgeous new edition of Masters of Photography, and this year's book features the work of celebrated documentary photographer Elliott Erwitt. The whisky producer commissioned him to take wonderful black-and-white photos all over Scotland. Inside are a signed print (developed by Erwitt himself in his darkroom) and a bottle of never-before-released single-cask whisky, which make up one of 58 whisky-photo pairings that the Macallan team selected based on the flavors of the booze and the images themselves. For instance, a whisky that's matched with wedding scene has notes of sweet vanilla and banana (to bring to mind a cake) and a hint of lemon sharpness (intended to match the tone of a jokey best-man speech). At $1,500, this limited-edition package is aimed at true Scotch obsessives. If you know one and you're feeling generous, talk to your local spirits retailer or contact The Macallan to inquire about purchasing one of the 320 packages that will be sold in the U.S.