When he's not driving an Aston Martin to thwart Machiavellian plans, James Bond indulges in worrying alcohol consumption. Addicted to whiskey and beautiful mechanics. To merge these two passions, the famous British car manufacturer has unveiled a collaboration with the Scottish distillery Bowmore. The fruit of this alliance? A bottle of scotch with a very special packaging.
An Aston Martin DB5 piston, the James Bond car
This whiskey aged for 31 years is still sold at 50,000 pounds per bottle (over 56,000 euros). The price is explained in particular by the bottle. Each copy is surrounded by a real piston from an Aston Martin DB5. Manufactured in the 1960s, this sports car made several appearances in the films of the James Bond saga.
At the time, the DB5 was produced at only a thousand units. However, after 55 years of hiatus, Aston Martin is working on a new limited series equipped with an array of gadgets that will delight fans of the Secret Agent.
Each bottle requires a week of work. They are made by Glasstorm, a glassmaker based in Scotland. Called Black Bowmore DB5 1964, the whiskey will be sold in a limited edition of 25 units. Marketing is expected to begin in fall 2020.
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