Famous photographer in £10k whisky tie-up

October 7, 2010

Albert Watson

Picture credit: Courtesy Albert Watson and The Macallan

Fans of famous photographer Albert Watson and connoisseurs of the finest whisky may be in for a treat? if they have £10,000 to spare.

Thirty-six individually customised bottles of The Macallan whisky dating from 1946, the year Watson met his wife, have been produced and paired with a signed, one-off, specially commissioned Watson platinum print.

For the project Watson was assigned to northern Spain where the timber used to make the whisky?s oak casks originates. These are then shipped to The Macallan distillery in Scotland.

Watson, who recently celebrated winning the Royal Photographic Society Centenary Medal, said: ?The freedom and encouragement given to me during this shoot allowed the creation of a series of images expanding on this journey, and finally platinum exhibition prints ? the ultimate in fine art ? demanding complete artistic integrity.?

The special whisky/photo package will be available for a ?reserve price of £10,000? – and only once they have completed a world exhibition tour.

For those on tighter budgets there will be a limited collection of 1,000 bottles of The Macallan Sherry Oak 20-year-old whisky, costing £700 and available from 1 December. Each will come with a set of ten portfolio prints.

Watson, who is regarded as one of the most successful fashion, commercial and art photographers was presented with the RPS Centenary Medal last month.

He joined a list of illustrious names to win the award, including David Bailey, Don McCullin and Annie Leibovitz

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Picture credits: Courtesy Albert Watson and The Macallan

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