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The Edrington Group is gearing up for the final charity auction for its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky brand this evening (15 November).

Having started a world tour of a 64-year-old variant of The Macallan in a Lalique decanter in April, the company is set to auction off the item in New York later today. The proceeds from the auction, expected to total around US$100,000, will be donated to Charity: Water, which provides drinking water to people in developing nations.

Lalique: Cire Perdue will go under the hammer at 1900 EST today at Sotheby's, with the bidding conducted by Jamie Ritchie, head of Sotheby’s Wine in the US and Asia.

Lalique’s decanter, created using the 'cire perdue' or 'lost wax' method, has been on a world tour since April, taking in Madrid, London, Moscow, Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Beverly Hills. A total of $145,000 has been raised on the way to New York, with 10cl drams of The Macallan 64-year-old being auctioned off at each stop.

A live stream of the event will be shown on The Macallan’s blog.