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THE MACALLAN JAMES BOND 60th ANNIVERSARY RELEASE

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The Story

The Macallan and James Bond are bound together by a shared Scottish heritage, innovative nature and the pursuit of excellence. Introducing a remarkable collection comprising six limited edition bottles inspired by each of The Six Decades of Bond, telling the story of innovation over 60 years and the pioneering character attributes of James Bond and The Macallan.

The packaging of each bottle features an original illustrative design and colour to denote the decade it represents. The distinctive artwork brings to life the creative development process of the films in a behind the scenes exploration of the James Bond archives.

THE WHISKY

The timeless single malt has been developed to reflect the enduring character of James Bond, a force of nature defined by his Scottish heritage. The Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell, has created a whisky with extreme grace balanced by remarkable strength and character - just like Bond himself.

The expression exudes a sense of style and maturity which has evolved over the years. It has a natural colour of Swiss gold and an ABV of 43.7% as a homage to James Bond’s agent number, 007. The nose has 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 has 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 complexed layers. The whisky is consistent within all six bottles.

BOND THROUGH THE DECADES

The distinct range tells the story of innovation over 60 years and the pioneering character attributes of James Bond and The Macallan. Bond is a modern innovator and man of perennial evolution. The Bond films have become closely associated with ingenious 007 gadgets that are used on Bond’s mission to deliver for the greater good; and have become a hallmark of the franchise’s popularity. In recent years, Bond’s whisky of choice has become The Macallan. They have shared many moments together on screen, including Skyfall when James Bond drinks. The Macallan Fine & Rare 1962 as an subtle nod to the 50th anniversary of Dr. No. A hallmark of the films, Q’s incredible gadgetry is celebrated through the production sketches and plans featured on the unique designs of the James Bond 60th Anniversary Release bottles.

Decade I

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). The working prototype of the jet pack worn by Bond for Thunderball, ‘Bell Rocket Belt’ was used in the opening title’s flying sequences, flown by test pilot Bill Suitor, and the Bond art department created an exact replica for Connery to wear.

decade 2

Explores the Bond innovations and archives of the 1970s. The pack design features original sketches and concept art for the Space Station in Moonraker (1979) and Atlantis Exterior Concept Art from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). The sketch of Stromborg’s Atlantis marine research lab was inspired by the Cala di Volpe hotel in Sardinia, Italy, and the hotel itself also featured as a location and set.

decade 3

Explores the Bond innovations and archives of the 1980s. The pack design features logo concept art from Octopussy (1983) used on the poster for the film, an ATAC Operations Area sketch and a ATAC storyboard sequence from For Your Eyes Only (1981).

Decade 4

Explores the Bond innovations and archives of the 1990s. The pack design features concept art for the Stealth Ship in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and a pre-title sequence storyboard from GoldenEye (1995). The concept art in Tomorrow Never Dies illustrates the primary antagonist Elliot Carver’s Stealth Ship; this sketch is very close to the prop in the final production.

Decade 5

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 6

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). The Day of the Dead poster calls back to the action-packed opening sequence in Spectre. Instead of filming Mexico’s popular festival, the production created their own version, taking over Zocalo Square with over 1,500 extras.