The Macallan Unveils Its Oldest Scotch Ever, Aged 72 Years

The Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique

The Macallan has been on a literally record-setting run as of late. The Speyside Scotch whisky brand—which just opened a new state-of-the-art distillery and visitor center—recently smashed the record for the most expensive whisky ever sold when a single bottle of The Macallan Valerio Adami 1926 60-Year-Old was auctioned off for over $1.1 million. The sale broke a record set earlier this year by—you guessed it—a couple bottles from The Macallan. But while these record-breaking numbers are great for The Macallan’s prestige (which in turn can drive sales and pricing), the distillery has apparently decided it’s tired of letting third-party sellers have all the fun, and the brand has dug deep—extremely deep—into its own cellars to unveil the oldest single malt whisky it’s ever released, aged for an incredible 72 years… meaning this spirit was distilled only shortly after the end of World War II.

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The Food Tech 25: Twenty Five Companies Changing the Way We Eat

Here at The Spoon, we spend most days writing and thinking about those who are transforming what we eat. No matter whether a startup, big company, inventor, or a cook working on new approaches in the kitchen, we love learning the stories of people changing the future of food. So much so, in fact, that we wanted to share those companies that most excite us with our readers.

And so here it is, The Spoon’s Food Tech 25: Twenty Five Companies Changing the Way We Eat

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New hope for lost Frida Kahlo painting

Bernard Silberstein photographed the artist with La Mesa Herida in 1941, a year after she finished the work

The hunt for Frida Kahlo’s long-lost painting La Mesa Herida (the wounded table, 1940) has been revived in Mexico, where a researcher says he expects to track it down within five years. The work, a holy grail for Kahlo scholars, went missing after the artist donated it to the former Soviet Union. Last seen in an exhibition in Warsaw in 1955, it disappeared on its way to Moscow.

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