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The Macallan 60 Years of James Bond Anniversary collection

27 September, 2022

The Macallan has released their James Bond 60th Anniversary Collection, six limited edition single malts launched to mark six decades of James Bond films, with some fantastic illustrations based on original Bond artwork.

macallan james bond 60 years anniversary

The Macallan 60 Years Anniversary collection comes in 6 editions,
1 for each decade of Bond

The single malt has been created by The Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell, each liquid cut at 43.7% as an homage to the character’s agent number, 007.

The Macallan 60 Years Anniversary collection comes in 6 James Bond decade editions

Each edition features designs to denote the decade it represents.

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The Macallan 60 Years of James Bond Anniversary collection,
Decade II, III and IV

The Macallan whisky is prominently seen in the 2012 James Bond film SkyFall and James Bond drinks The Macallan once again in SPECTRE (read more). In SkyFall, James Bond and Silva drink The Macallan Fine & Rare 1962 as a nod to the 50th Anniversary of the movie franchise at the 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,” said Jaume Ferras, global creative director for The Macallan.

Packaging Design

The designers took original Bond artwork to create the package designs for each decade. Just as impressive as the package design is the animated promotional video for the whisky, which brings the drawings to life, watch it below.

 

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The Macallan 60 Years of James Bond Anniversary collection,
Decade I and II

Decade I

The Decade I pack design explores the Bond innovations and archives of the 1960s. The pack design features exclusive original sketches including the Little Nellie combat sequence storyboard from You Only Live Twice (1967), the Interior Fort Knox Set Concept and Laser Room set design from Goldfinger (1964), and a technical drawing of the dummy jet pack worn by Bond in Thunderball (1965).

 

Decade II

The Decade II packaging design includes sketches and storyboards from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Stromborg’s Atlantis marine research lab, and various space station concepts from Moonraker (1979).

The Macallan 60 Years of James Bond Anniversary collection, decade 3 and 4

The Macallan 60 Years of James Bond Anniversary collection,
Decade III and IV

 

Decade III

The packaging design for Decade III features a logo concept art from Octopussy (1983), an A.T.A.C Operations area sketch and storyboard sequence for the film For Your Eyes Only (1981).

 

Decade IV

The packaging design features a pre-title action sequence storyboard from GoldenEye (1995) and the concept for a stealth ship in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).

 

The Macallan 60 Years of James Bond Anniversary collection, decade 5 and 6

The Macallan 60 Years of James Bond Anniversary collection,
Decade V and VI

Decade V

Decade V explores the Bond innovations and archives of the 2000s. The design features digital concept art of the Siena Gallery Interior from Quantum Of Solace (2008) and a driving sequence storyboard from Casino Royale (2006).

 

Decade VI

Decade VI explores the Bond innovations and archives of the 2010s. The pack design features a Day of The Dead poster from SPECTRE (2015) and a Skyfall Lodge illustration from SkyFall (2012).

 

Tasting notes

Nose: 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.

Palate: 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.

Finish: Sweet and long with complexed layers.

Colour: Suisse (Swiss) gold

 

Where to buy

Price per bottle: £600 / $800

The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release was launched today (September 27, 2022) on The Macallan Online Boutique, but the website was down immediately with a virtual Waiting List to even get on to the website.

You can also get the limited edition drink at The Macallan Estate Boutique and selected travel retail and premium, specialist retailers.


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