Skyfall drinks: 50 year old Macallan whisky

One of the drinks featuring in Skyfall is a 50 year old Macallan whisky, which Silva mentions is Bond’s favourite.

Macallan have confirmed that it is the Macallan 1962 which features in the film. Released in 2009, the 1965 is said to be fruity with ginger and cinnamon and a light peaty flavour and comes at 45.5% ABV straight from the cask.

The 1962 comes from Macallan’s Fine and Rare product range, which was created to identify the best Macallan maturing stock and launch the greatest range of single malt whiskies ever. As an extremely high quality product produced in low numbers the price puts it out of the reach of most people, with the average price north of €1,000.

The bottle shown above is with the current Macallan labelling, we have not yet ascertained whether it is this that appears in Skyfall.

Much more affordable is seen on M’s desk early on in the film, which is shown in the trailer. Macallan has confirmed to us that it is a bottle of Macallan 12 year old, as the label faces slightly away from the camera.

This product is matured in Spanish oak casks for a minimum of 12 years, which have previously been used to make sherry and tastes of dried fruits, with wood smoke and spice and has a slight smell of vanilla.


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David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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2 Responses to “Skyfall drinks: 50 year old Macallan whisky”

  • DB Smith

    I can confirm that it is the above labelling in Skyfall – the distinctive burgundy “1962” is quite prominent.

  • Mrs Jackie (Allan) MacFeggan

    Macallan Whisky as mentioned in Skyfall. The favourite of James Bond.
    Has been a treasured gift because my Husband’s Christian name Allan is spelled out this way with double “ll”.
    When I married him in 2009 I became the Mrs of Allan MacFeggan here in Derbyshire. As I’m
    born Scottish I was delighted to take his uncommon name .
    I might sell this in order to fund a surprise holiday for my husband. He became 50 years old in lockdown & he was therefore uncelebrated as planned.

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