What does James Bond drink in No Time to Die? Here we attempt to give a definitive answer.
Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t yet seen the film then please remember that this article may contain spoilers. Continue at your own risk!
From my initial viewings of No Time to Die I compiled an initial list of all the alcohol consumed by James Bond in the film. That initial bare bones list has grown thanks to rewatching the film and input from a number of people, whom I’d like to thank.
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No Time to Die sees James Bond drink quite a variety of different brands, including Bollinger Champagne in Italy; Heineken, Blackwell Rum, and Johnny Walker Black Label scotch in Jamaica; vodka martinis and a so far unidentified spirit in Cuba; and a glass of Q’s Château Angélus in London.
Let’s look at those in detail.
Bond and Madeleine each have a glass of champagne beside their bed in the hotel in Matera. Another viewing is required to see if a Bollinger bottle can be seen clearly. It wouldn’t be the first time that Bollinger is listed as a partner but not appeared in the film.
When Bond meets Felix Leiter and Logan Ash in a bar in Jamaica they drink bottles of Heineken. Ash may be drinking Heineken 0.0. Bond leaves the two CIA men at their table and orders a scotch for himself at the bar. He drinks it there as Felix joins him.
Returning to his house with Nomi, Bond pours himself a glass of Blackwell Rum. Later, while talking to her, he pours a glass of what looks like Johnny Walker Black Label – a frame by frame viewing should confirm this.
When Bond meets Paloma she is standing at a bar drinking with what looks like “Cola Cereza” (Cherry Cola) on the bottle. It looks like a generic brand, which could be Cuban or it may have been made for the film. After Bond changes they order vodka martinis at the bar ahead of their mission. They are made with Smirnoff Red.
At the SPECTRE meeting Bond grabs a tray from a waitress, uses it to take out one of the SPECTRE heavies, then gulps down the martini that was on the tray.
After escaping from SPECTRE Bond and Paloma find themselves at the bar. Bond pours them each a glass of some amber liquid from a square bottle. Since the scene is set in Cuba it seems like it should be rum, but it could equally be whisky or any other amber coloured drink.
It’s been suggested that this is Johnny Walker Black Label, but it is definitely not. The does appear to have a black label marked 7 years and has vertical text in white obscured by Bond’s hand that ends SO (or perhaps 50). After Bond and Paloma down their drinks the bottle is left on the counter. It may be possible to identify it when watching frame by frame.
When Bond visits him in his office, M pours himself a couple of glasses of whisky causing Bond to rebuke him. “God, you’re thirsty at the moment”, he tells him.
It’s probably a single malt Scotch whisky but needs to be confirmed. The label looks like it’s green but even that needs to be confirmed.
At Q’s house Bond pours himself and Moneypenny a glass of the red wine that is on the table while a rather stressed out Q helps Bond and cooks while awaiting his date. The wine is, once again in the Daniel Craig era, Château Angélus.
Thanks to David Smythe, James Stevenson, Phil Nobile Jr, Adam Dicker and David T Smith for suggestions to this page.