NewsThe Macallan Unveils James Bond 60th Anniversary Whisky Collection

The Macallan Unveils James Bond 60th Anniversary Whisky Collection

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The Macallan has unveiled the James Bond 60th Anniversary Collection to celebrate six decades of James Bond films. The collection comprises six limited edition bottles encasing a single malt whisky in unique packs, each featuring an original illustrative design and color to denote the decade it represents. The packaging brings to life the creative development process of the films in a behind the scenes exploration of the James Bond archives.  

The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary single malt Scotch whisky was created by Master Whisky Maker Kirsteen Campbell to reflect the enduring character of James Bond. Like the character the dram is named after, the expression exudes a sense of style and maturity which has evolved over the years. It has a natural color of Suisse gold and comes in at 43.7% ABV, an homage to James Bond’s agent number, 007, and is consistent across all six packs in the collection. 

On the nose, the whisky offers fresh and vibrant notes of lemon and lime, a sprinkle of sherbet, leading into a sweet vanilla and coconut, with a hint of dried fig and raisin. The palate delivers orange zest and fizzy sherbet with a lemon freshness, gentle oak and subtle ginger spice, leading into a deep dark chocolate, figs and baked apple tart with a honey drizzle. The finish is sweet and long with complex layers.

The Macallan and James Bond have shared many moments together on screen, including in Skyfall when Bond drinks The Macallan Fine & Rare 1962 as an ode to the 50th anniversary.

The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release Collection whisky bottles and packs
James Bond Indicia © 1962-2022 Danjaq and MGM. All Rights Reserved.

Jaume Ferras, Global Creative Director for The Macallan, said: “This October, James Bond will celebrate its 60th anniversary, making it the longest running and one of the most loved franchises in the world of entertainment, comprising 25 films over six decades and six lead actors over time. The Macallan is James Bond’s whisky of choice and as two renowned global brands, we share many synergies, most notably as modern innovators linked by our Scottish heritage.”

The Macallan has also created a series of immersive experiences to celebrate the 60th anniversary of James Bond including a unique exhibition – The Macallan in Cinema – at The Macallan Estate, which will take viewers through The Macallan’s history on film and transport them through the six decades of James Bond. A selection of films from across the years will also be shown at The Macallan Estate during a series of exclusive screenings. 

The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Whisky Collection will be priced at $800 and will be available from the brand’s online boutique, The Macallan Estate Boutique, the global network of domestic and travel retail Boutiques, and in premium and specialist retailers and bars in countries around the world beginning in September 2022. Availability will be limited.

Earlier this month, The Macallan unveiled the latest edition to its storied Fine & Rare Collection, The Macallan Fine & Rare 1989.

In August, the distillery and Bentley Motors debuted the prototype for The Macallan Horizon, the first collaborative single malt Scotch whisky being developed by the brands.

The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release Collection Packs
James Bond Indicia © 1962-2022 Danjaq and MGM. All Rights Reserved.

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