James Bond franchise has not been the top grossing at the box office alone; everything from James Bond watches to Bond cars and luxury items seen in the 007 movies had, and continues to have, a strong cult following. And, the movie, 'Skyfall' is one of the most prominent with regards to the luxury items enjoyed by Daniel Craig aka Bond 007, including the Regina superyacht which was a part of the movie, had recently went on sale for $14.2 million. Following on from The Macallan’s appearance in Skyfall, a 1962 Macallan bottle of whisky has been put up for auction by Sotheby's together with Macallan. The British whisky maker, which in the past has been known to produce the top brass of drinking experiences in the form of the most expensive whisky shot at the Macallan lounge, and the Macallan 1824 single malt, will now be a part of the James Bond 50th anniversary celebrations. This special edition bottle will have the autographs of their entire cast of 'Skyfall', and will go under the hammer on April 17 in London.
When delving into the the history of the bottle, one gets to know that the distillation process of the whisky began in the year 1962, when the first installment of the James Bond series, 'Dr No' was released. Now that it's past 50 years since then, Macallan has decided to auction of a special bottle, with the signatures of Daniel Craig, Berenice Marlohe, and Javier Bardem who have been a part of the 'Skyfall' edition of the movie. Bids are expected to open at the price of $7,560 and then expected to go up.
All proceeds from the sale will go to the Goverment Communications Fund (GC Fund), which caters to the former employees of the British Intelligence agency, GCHQ who may have been distressed. Ken Grier, director of malts for Edrington was delighted to continue the Macallan and James Bond relationship.
“Following on from The Macallan’s appearance in Skyfall, we are delighted to further our association of the Bond franchise with this charity auction,” . “We are hopeful that the combination of the Bond link with the auction appeal of vintage Macallan will give us a real result. The GC Fund is a very fitting recipient of the monies raised.”
Also do check out the Christie's James Bond auction last year, when several other pieces of memorabilia including cars related to the movie franchisee were auctioned.