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‘Shaken, Not Stirred’: Booze Collection Honoring James Bond and a Bottle of 50-Year-Old Scotch From This Distillery Could Fetch a Combined Price of Over $70K at Auction

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One of the offerings set to go up for auction at Bonhams Fine Whisk and Spirits Online Sale is the entire James Bond collection from The Macallan. (Photo: The Macallan)

The Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Release Decades I – VI is set to hit the auction block September 11 through September 20 via Bonhams, according to a news release from the auction house. The collection celebrates the world’s favorite secret agent and features six limited-release expressions with packaging that hosts original illustrations from the bond flicks that released each decade.

According to Bonhams, the collection of whiskies meant to celebrate the six-decade-spanning franchise of James Bond could fetch a price as high as $9,000 at auction. The Macallan launched the James Bond 60th Anniversary Release in September 2022, and the collection paid homage to 007’s Scottish heritage, according to the brand.

Each bottle features distinctive packaging with illustrations from the films released in each decade and the labels are washed in a popular color of the era it depicts.

In addition to the James Bond Collection, a bottle of 50-year-old scotch from The Macallan will also be available, and could potentially sell for upwards of $62,500. Other offerings include a bottle of Bowmore 52-year-old matured in an Oloroso Sherry Cask also slated to hit the hammer, which could sell for $35,000.

The Macallan — James Bond’s Other Favorite Beverage

James Bond’s love of a good martini – shaken, not stirred – is of no surprise to anyone.

Yet as the films have evolved throughout the ages, it appears 007’s tastes have changed as well. The character is known to consume a veritable cornucopia of beer, wine, and spirits in each film.

According to Thrillist, in the film “Tomorrow Never Dies” James Bond’s character drank approximately 22 units of alcohol between the myriad Vesper Martinis, bottles of Champagne, red wine, and of course — whiskey. The secret agent seems to have a flair for luxury and often prefers more premium brands.

In 2012’s Bond flick “Skyfall,” Bond was seen drinking The Macallan Fine & Rare 1962, according to Forbes.

The choice for the Speyside Distillery to launch such a collection seems fitting for the brand.

In a statement from The Macallan, Global Creative Director Jaume Ferras made the following comments about the brand’s choice to honor the Bond franchise in a news release:

“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.”

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Cynthia Mersten is a writer/editor for Whiskey Raiders and has worked in the Beverage Industry for eight years. She started her career in wine and spirits distribution and sold brands like Four Roses, High West and Compass Box to a variety of bars and restaurants in the city she calls home: Los Angeles. Cynthia is a lover of all things related to wine, spirits and story and holds a BA from UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film and Television. Besides writing, her favorite pastimes are photography and watching movies with her husband.