On December 11, 2023, The Glenturret, Scotland’s oldest working distillery, achieved a groundbreaking public sale consequence with a formidable $200,000 bid for the artist’s proof decanter of “Eight A long time.” This extraordinary creation is a collaboration between the famend artist James Turrell and Lalique. Your complete proceeds from the sale of this distinctive decanter might be contributed to the Roden Crater Basis. The public sale came about as a part of Sotheby’s Whisky & Whiskey Public sale in New York on Saturday, December 9.
Celebrating his eightieth birthday earlier within the 12 months, James Turrell, recognized for his work with mild and area, joined forces with The Glenturret and Lalique to design his inaugural whisky decanter, Eight A long time, restricted to solely 80 decanters worldwide. The decanter’s distinctive design, that includes a glossy silhouette topped with a pyramidal deep blue crystal stopper impressed by Historical Egypt, captivated each whisky collectors and artwork fanatics through the public sale. The lot included proof decanter #008, containing a specifically crafted whisky by The Glenturret’s Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno, together with three hand-signed sketches by James Turrell from the decanter’s design section. The successful bidder can even take pleasure in an unique go to to Lalique’s manufacturing unit in Alsace and The Glenturret’s distillery in Crieff, culminating in a eating expertise on the Michelin-starred The Glenturret Lalique restaurant.
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Publish-auction, John Laurie, Managing Director at The Glenturret, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “What a technique to finish the 12 months! After we first launched Eight A long time in Could, we knew it was a very particular decanter – collaborating with James Turrell was a real honour. The decanter superbly intertwines artwork and whisky, and the public sale consequence stands as a testomony to that. We’re particularly delighted as all proceeds are earmarked for charity.”
A restricted variety of the unique Eight A long time Decanter is at present obtainable by The Glenturret’s web site.