Luxury Scotch whisky brand The Macallan has a tie in to the extremely popular James Bond film franchise. One example of this in Skyfall when James Bond drinks The Macallan Fine & Rare 1962 as an ode to the movie series’ 50th anniversary. Now, in a nod to its 60th, The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release has been unveiled.
The new The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release, according to those behind it, is a “collection is comprised of 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 distinctive packaging brings to life the creative development process of the films in a behind the scenes exploration of the James Bond archives.”
WIth regards to the whisky itself, what is said of it is that The Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell, created a product that “exudes a sense of style and maturity which has evolved over the years. It has a natural color of Suisse gold and an ABV of 43.7% as a homage to James Bond’s agent number, 007 and is consistent across all six packs in the collection.”
“This October,” said Jaume Ferras, Global Creative Director for The Macallan, in a prepared statement, “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.”
With limited availability worldwide, The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release has already begun its roll-out globally in The Macallan Online Boutique, The Macallan Estate Boutique, the global network of domestic and travel retail boutiques, and in premium and specialist retailers for a suggested retail price of $1,007. The release will be available for purchase in the US from February 2023.
Official tasting notes are below.
- 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 complex layers