The Macallan Masters of Photography series features exclusive collaborations, marrying the art of whisky making with the artist’s interpretation of the world of The Macallan. Previous editions were authored by iconic photographers Rankin and Albert Watson.
This year, Annie Leibovitz, chosen for her exceptional skill and inimitable style, has captured four powerful images of The Macallan moments shot in and around New York City with Kevin McKidd.
“I am the first color photographer chosen by The Macallan for its Master of Photography series; prior to this I hadn’t realized how complicated and deep the distilling process is. That warmth and richness is what I tried to bring to the photographs,” comments Annie Leibovitz.
The Macallan Masters of Photography: Annie Leibovitz Edition comprises 1,000 limited edition bottles, of which there are four different versions, retailing for $2,750 each. Each bottle contains one of four unique single malts, released for the first time, and crafted by whisky maker Bob Dalgarno to reflect the mood of the signed Annie Leibovitz print that it is paired with. The four single cask whiskies have been matured in different cask types to be completely unique and original. The bottle and print are presented in a bespoke photo-archival box, stamped with The Macallan brand and Annie Leibovitz’s name.