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By Culturekiosque Staff

NEW YORK, 17 NOVEMBER 2010 — Monday evening, The Macallan® and Lalique set a record for a bottle of scotch whisky sold at auction. Coveted by bidders around the world, The Macallan® 64 Year Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue sold for $460,000 in an auction at Sotheby’s in New York City with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting charity: water, an organization that provides access to clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 

Lalique’s bespoke, one-of-a kind crystal decanter, created using the cire perdue or "lost wax" method, houses the oldest and rarest Macallan ever bottled by the legendary distillery, a 64-year-old single malt whisky. This remarkable combination has been on a 12-city tour du monde since April, and each stop along the way has raised funds and awareness for charity: water.

Lalique: Cire Perdue Decanter

"We are delighted that the proceeds from this historic auction of The Macallan 64 Years Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue will help fund our efforts," said Scott Harrison, founder of charity: water. "Clean water is foundational to communities, and I’m proud to be working with these two esteemed brands to foster thriving and healthy populations worldwide."

Since April 2010, The Macallan and Lalique have raised approximately $605,000 to benefit charity: water, a sum that will change, according to the charity, the lives of 30,250 people. The Cire Perdue decanter has visited the following cities worldwide, raising thousands of dollars at each event.

Sotheby’s NYC - $460,000 on 15 November 2010

Beverly Hills - $16,000 on 3 November 2010

Osaka - ¥1,100,000 (approximately US $13,600) on 22 October 2010

Singapore – Sg $15,000 (approximately US $11,470) on 7 October 2010

Shanghai – ¥101,888 (approximately US $15,200) on 24 September 2010

Taipei – NT $1,300,000 (approximately US $41,000) on 9 September 2010

Seoul – KRW 7,000,000 (approximately US $5,900) on 11 August 2010

Hong Kong – HK $135,000 (approximately US $17,300) on 17 July 2010

Moscow - R180,000 (approximately US $5,650) on 26 May 2010

London - ₤6,000 (approximately US $8,880) on 10 May 2010

Paris - €3,800 (approximately US $5,000) on 6 April 2010

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