For the collector that has it all – glittering Macallan x Lalique decanters included – a trophy that bucks the bottle aesthetic is always worth a treasured spot in the display case.

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This makes Macallan’s latest collaboration piece with the crystal-workers a great candidate. Christened the Macallan M Black, the ebony-in-matte decanter shouts ‘ash and smoke’ to the sensibilities, a nod to the subtle peat of the liquid within.

Macallan claims the faceted form required deep research and prototyping to make a reality – in other words, many bottles were harmed in the making of this mature flask… hopefully empty ones. We haven’t had a chance to take a sip or whiff yet, so until that comes to pass, these pictures are what we have to share.