On October 5th, 1962, the first official James Bond film was shown in cinemas. The film Dr No was inspired by Ian Fleming’s spy novels and the film was a box office hit. Thus a legend was born, launching one of the world’s most successful film franchises.
Six decades later, the fascination and love of James Bond - a cultural icon of heroic resolve - is stronger than ever. In the past sixty years there have been twenty-five official James Bond films, led by six different actors.
While each actor has contributed their own flair, the character of Bond has remained remarkably consistent. As the ultimate spy, James Bond has reinvented the realm in which he operates and has also transcended it. He does not stand still for very long, neither literally nor figuratively — a man of his times and yet someone who embodies something timeless.
The same holds true for The Macallan. For almost two hundred years, our Speyside single malt whisky has met change and challenges with resourceful adaptability, whilst remaining similarly constant.
The remarkable James Bond 60th Anniversary Release is a celebration of 007 and The Macallan as modern innovators linked by their Scottish heritage. The release showcases a timeless and graceful spirit balanced by incredible strength and depth of character. It comprises six limited edition bottles encasing a single spirit in unique packaging. In this behind the scenes archival exploration, each bottle’s packaging features an original illustrative design and colour to denote the decade it represents.