James Bond Gets His Own Scotch to Celebrate 60 Years on Screen

Daniel Craig in
Daniel Craig in "No Time to Die"

Not many film franchises have been going as long (or as strong) as James Bond, so it seems only fair that the British spy should be acknowledged for 60 years on the big screen. In honor of the milestone, The Macallan has created a special whisky that will have 007 thinking twice about his renowned martini. 

Said to feature “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 scotch has been crafted by The Macallan Master Whisky Maker, Kirsteen Campbell. The draft will also include flavors of “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.”

Although the Scotch will be celebrating 60 years of Bond, the drink itself does not have an age statement. It is set to be bottled in six different packages (one for each decade) with the casing displaying scene sketches and script pages.

“This October, 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,” stated Jaume Ferras, The Macallan’s global creative director. “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.”

The whisky can be purchased online and has a suggested retail price of $1,007 per bottle, as a nod to 007.