The Macallan distillery has been making world class scotch whisky since 1824. In 2011, the company released the Macallan 60 Years Old Single Malt, the latest edition of the company's Lalique Six Pillars Collection, which celebrates different aspects of the process of making Macallan.
French crystal house Lalique is behind the unique crystal decanter, designed with elements drawn from the Macallan stills --such as the copper around the stopper and and rivet-like features on the bottle.
While $17,000 might sound like a lot, the price at this Costco is apparently a steal. Bottles typically sell for about $20,000. That breaks down to about $1000 a shot, if you're counting.