In the movies The World is Not
Enough and Die Another Day, Bond is drinking whisky at several
In both films, Talisker was providing the whisky. M enjoys a glass of Talisker
Whisky in both films as well.
bottle of Talisker (like the picture on the left) can be seen
in M's room in Die Another Day (at about 49m42s into the movie). Bond
seems to be drinking whisky in Cuba and in the beginning of the virtual reality
scene in Die Another Day, but a direct reference to
Talisker can not be seen
Another bottle can be seen in M's office in The World
is not Enough (at about 6m02s). M pours Bond a glass, and Bond puts ice
in his drink, something that is not recommended by the distiller of Talisker
Whisky, Mark Lochhead*. But the whisky serves Bond to find out an attack on Sir
Robert King is about to happen.
Jack Daniel's bottle as seen in M's office in GoldenEye
Bond drinks Jack Daniel's in the novel On Her Majesty's Secret
Service (Ian Fleming, 1963), the novel You Only Live
Twice (Ian Fleming, 1964) and in the movie GoldenEye
In the movie GoldenEye Bond is drinking Jack Daniel's
whiskey with M in her office. The bottle can be seen on the counter, at around
49 minutes into the movie. it looks like M and Bond
The name is not mentioned, but the drink is only referred to as 'bourbon',
which technically is incorrect since Jack Daniel's is a Tennessee Whiskey,
produced in a different way than a Bourbon Whiskey: Tennessee whiskeys are
charcoal filtered for several days.
M: Would you care for a drink?
007: Your predessesor kept some cognac in the top drawer of...
M: I prefer Bourbon. Ice?
In the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Bond pours
himself "a stiff Jack Daniel's sourmash bourbon on the rocks and added some
water" (Ian Fleming, 1963), when he is in Draco's office.
In the novel You Only Live Twice, Bond orders a
"pint of Jack Daniels" (Ian Fleming, 1964) with a double portion
of eggs Benedict in his hotel room in Kyoto.
About Jack Daniel's
Jack Daniel's is a brand of Tennessee whiskey that is among the world's
best-selling liquors and is known for its square bottles and black label. It has
been prominently featured in movies, songs, and novels, and is strongly linked
to rock and roll, country music, American biker culture, Jimmy Page, Frank
Sinatra, Keith Richards, Lemmy, Nikki Sixx and Slash.
The Macallan whisky on M's desk in SkyFall. We can't see the
details of the label so might have to wait for the film to see which year it is.
In the movie SkyFall (2012) we see M
(Judi Dench), James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Silva (Javier Bardem) drink a fine
whisky: The Macallan. In SPECTRE (2015) Bond once again
drinks The Macallan.
As we know from previous films, M likes a strong drink. In SkyFall M
drinks The Macallan. We can't see which exact age the whisky has, but
looking at the shape of he bottle and colors on the label, it is definitely The
Macallan Sherry Oak whisky, either 10-, 12- or 18-year-old. We would guess M has
a delicate taste and prefers the 18-year-old, but it might also be the more
popular 12-year-old, or even the 10-year-old if MI6 has had some budget cuts.
The 18-year-old is three times as expensive as the 12-year-old.
We also see James Bond himself sip some Macallan: once while enjoying death (he
grabs a bottle of Fine Oak 10 Year Old from the bar and pours it in a Duralex
Picardie tumbler), and in the scene that follows in M's apartment Bond
drinks another bottle (a 10 Year Old but the one with the white label, see
pictures on the left). Based on the glimpse of the bottle and label seen in SkyFall,
it looks like the version of the label where the bottom half is light-blue or
light grey (see images left, below). It's not confirmed which exact version (10,
12 or 18) he drinks.
In the same film, villain Silva (Javier Bardem) and James Bond drink a
vintage The Macallan in very small whisky shot glasses (see image on the left).
This is a Macallan 1962 Fine and Rare Vintage, in the film it is mentioned as
being "50 year old", which is also a reference to the 50th anniversary
of Bond. 1962 was the year the first Bond was released. On April 17th 2013, a
bottle of The Macallan 1962, signed by Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Bérénice
Marlohe will be auctioned for charity (read