The Macallan has unveiled its subsequent Masters of Pictures version – The Macallan Masters of Pictures: Magnum Version -in collaboration with the world’s most well-known photographic cooperative, Magnum Pictures.
Marking the seventh restricted version launch, The Macallan Masters of Pictures: Magnum Version celebrates the opening of the brand new Macallan distillery and customer expertise.
The creation of the brand new distillery will eternally change the panorama of The Macallan Property and this particular launch paperwork this historic second, telling The Macallan story in a brand new and compelling method, as a few of the world’s main photographers document the subsequent stage within the journey of the world’s final single malt whisky.
This awe-inspiring assortment of photographs, taken by six world-renowned Magnum photographers – Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Mark Energy, Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Alec Soth- captures totally different elements of the long-lasting distillery. From the panorama and the supplies from which the distillery is born to the character of the employees and protagonists who’ve introduced it to fruition, creative portraiture of individuals and casks complement extra summary representations of the constructing and its distinctive construction.
This magnificent and world-class collectable set of photographs comes collectively as a restricted version objet d’artwork, offered in a shocking archive type reward field. It includes a particular restricted launch whisky; a collection of six signed prints, one from every photographer, and an unique e-book of images. The field that holds the gathering was influenced by the traditional photographic portfolio containers on show on the Magnum studio.
By immersing herself within the images, The Macallan Whisky Maker Sarah Burgess has created a single malt crafted from a mix of eight casks, all differing in character to mirror the images type of every of the Magnum photographers and to symbolize Magnum itself.
A spicy gingered cask displays McCurry’s daring and courageous type; a cask of age the place oak affect prevails over particular person traits symbolises Parr’s indirect view of the world; a traditional cask with an intense black cherry notice enhances Pellegrin’s forceful black and white photos; two casks mirror Energy’s images which captures the acquainted, however from an usually obscure viewpoint; an ex-European pink wine cask imparting a wealthy mahogany pink color represents Pinkhassov’s contrasting and brightly colored work and a primary fill American barrel with its delicate citrus notes captures Soth’s heritage and spirit of journey. The ultimate cask is an intensely candy but traditional Macallan with edge and depth, bringing the entire creation collectively and representing the creativeness and brilliance of Magnum.
Ken Grier, Inventive Director for The Macallan, mentioned:
“Magnum are the final word masters of their medium, providing unbelievable range and distinction inside their ranks and capturing all elements of human life around the globe with an unparalleled sense of imaginative and prescient, creativeness and genius. They’re the best collective of documentary photographers on this planet and their partnership with The Macallan displays our shared values of workmanship and dedication to excellence.
For the primary time in The Macallan Masters of Pictures collection, we’re working in partnership with a number of photographers to inform the story of the brand new Macallan distillery and the folks behind it, taking it from Genesis to completion. This coveted version exhibits historical past within the making in opposition to the backdrop of The Macallan’s ongoing dedication to mastery.”
Tim Paton, World Head of Business Assignments for Magnum Pictures, mentioned:
“This challenge has been a beautiful project for each the photographers and the Company. To be given this quantity of inventive freedom on a business challenge may be very uncommon. The photographers had been actually proven the constructing website and instructed to shoot no matter they appreciated.
Each myself and the six Magnum Photographers have cherished visiting The Macallan and witnessing this wonderful constructing develop out of the bottom. We first visited the positioning when it was only a gap in floor so all of us really feel very related to this glorious piece of structure. All of the employees and contractors have been nice to work with and really welcoming. This lovely a part of Scotland will eternally be a giant a part of Magnum Pictures historical past.”
The Macallan Masters of Pictures: Magnum Version will probably be accessible globally from September 2018, priced at £2,700 and restricted to 2,000 editions worldwide.
For additional info go to www.themacallan.com
The Macallan Masters of Pictures: Magnum Version Official Tasting Notes
Color: Deep amber with rose gold hues
Nostril: Mild hints of peat layered into heat spiced ginger with mellow oak notes. Gently coming behind these notes, are an nearly tangerine citrus and caramelised apple
Palate: Candied dried fruits and a butterscotch sweetness with a tickling of spice that strikes right into a honeyed nut notice
End: Medium to lengthy end ending in candy earthy peat notes
Supply: The Macallan