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Macallan Celebrates 60 Years Of James Bond With 6 Anniversary Releases

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"The name's Bond...James Bond." and while he is known to prefer his Martini's shaken not stirred, The Macallan has actually been the Queen's spy's whisky of choice, notably the movie Skyfall when Agent 007 sips on Macallan's Fine & Rare 1962.

To commemorate James Bond's 60th anniversary, Macallan has unveiled a limited edition James Bond 60th Anniversary Release to mark six glorious decades of the film's franchise.

The series will showcase six bottles each celebrating a decade of the film's history and as such will feature individually designed sleeves with original illustrative designs from a behind the scenes exploration of the James Bond archives. In total, the set of six tells the story of innovation across 60 years and the pioneering character attributes of James Bond and The Macallan.


“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.”

- Jaume Ferras, Global Creative Director, The Macallan


The whiskies contained were created by Macallan Master Whisky Maker Kirsteen Campbell, selected to reflect "the enduring character" of James Bond; a "force of natured defined by his Scottish heritage, who carries himself with modesty and humility". The expression is said to "exude a sense of style and maturity which has evolved over the years".

Official Tasting Notes


Natural Gold Color


Fresh and vibrant notes of lemon and lime, hints of sherbet, leading into a sweet vanilla and coconut, with a hint of dried fig and raisin.


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.


Sweet and long with complex layers.


43.7% ABV


To accompany the celebrations, Macallan has also created a series of immersive experiences including a unique exhibition called The Macallan in Cinema at The Macallan Estate in Speyside, Scotland, 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 screened at The Macallan Estate during a series of exclusive showings. 

The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release will have an RRP of 600 GBP (or US$800) and will be made available from The Macallan Online Boutique, The Macallan Estate Boutique, as well as domestic and travel retail boutiques, and also specialist global retailers and bars from September 2022.