ENIGMATIC CHARACTERS AND RICH HERITAGE
The Anecdotes of Ages Collection is an extraordinary art and whisky collaboration with globally renowned British pop artist, Sir Peter Blake.
The collaboration is The Macallan’s third with the iconic artist, and is part of a relationship that has spanned almost four decades. The partnership celebrates our rich legacy and Sir Peter Blake’s remarkable contribution to the art world.
This special single malt whisky has been created to commemorate Sir Peter Blake’s visit to The Macallan Estate on the legendary River Spey. An Estate, A Community, and A Distillery tells the story of some of the colourful characters from The Macallan’s past and present and features a label digitally designed by Sir Peter himself.
The Macallan Lead Whisky Maker, Sarah Burgess, was inspired by Sir Peter Blake’s character to create a whisky classic in style with surprising notes of treacle and black pepper.
ABOUT SIR PETER BLAKE
Renowned British pop artist Sir Peter Blake is a prominent figure in the world of art. Central to his work is his interest in images from popular culture. These infuse his art in unique and relevant ways, creating the visual equivalent of popular music.
His diverse style ranges from colourful lettering to likeness drawing, although he is best known for crowd art collage. Over many decades, Sir Peter Blake’s pioneering crowd work has transcended fashion, music and even art movements to become a unique and timeless signature style. He continues to work with this style today, reinventing the idea for different applications.
Sir Peter Blake’s ‘popular art’ continues to be a highly influential and enduring presence in the world of art, the timeless signature style of Blake’s crowd art collage is perfectly suited to visually narrate The Macallan’s fascinating history of people, places and events, captured in the spectacular print included in this special edition art pack.