Super spy James Bond routinely stares down the barrel of a gun, but now he has a whole different cask to consider.
The Macallan has announced a new limited-edition collection of single malt whiskies with a licence to thrill. The collection, in collaboration with EON Productions, celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Bond film franchise, and comprises six limited edition bottles inspired by six decades of 007.
Each tube features an original design, reflecting the decade of Bond it represents. The artwork incorporates scripts, concept art and storyboards from the James Bond archives.
Linked by their Scottish heritage, the James Bond franchise and The Macallan claim to have many shared synergies. From Spectre onwards, The Macallan has become James Bond’s whisky of choice. In Skyfall, Bond drinks The Macallan Fine & Rare 1962.
Created by Master Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell, the liquid inside the set is consistent across all six bottles. Tasting notes suggest lemon and lime on the nose, leading into a sweet vanilla and coconut, with a hint of dried fig and raisin.
On the palate, drinkers should spy orange zest and fizzy sherbet, gentle oak and subtle ginger spice, leading into a deep dark chocolate, figs and baked apple tart with a honey drizzle.
Goldfinger of hue, the whisky has an ABV of 43.7%.
The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Collection will be available in-store at Harrods from February 19, priced at £700 per bottle.
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