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Bollinger releases latest James Bond bottle

To celebrate the release of Spectre, the 24th James Bond adventure, Bollinger Champagne is launching a new limited edition bottle, inspired by the style and sophistication of the world of Bond.

The limited edition contains a unique Bollinger cuvée, a 2009 vintage exclusively released to celebrate the partnership.

The release of the limited edition marks a continuation of a long lasting partnership between EON Productions, the producers of the Bond franchise and the House of Bollinger. Bollinger has appeared in 14 Bond films, featuring first in Live & Let Die in 1973 and then selected as Bond's exclusive champagne partner since Moonraker in 1979. 

In 1978, James Bond producer Albert R “Cubby” Broccoli met Christian Bizot, then general manager of Champagne Bollinger, thereby uncorking a lasting friendship that has proven to be a natural pairing of core values, such as excellence, elegance and character. Ever since, Champagne Bollinger has been the champagne of James Bond.

The bottle is encased in a limited edition chill box, designed by Carré Basset, which keeps the bottle chilled for 2 hours after refrigeration. With its innovative design which is simultaneously tactile, elegant and practical, the chill box is produced entirely in metal by Virojanglor, modern-day masters of the medium.

Says Jérôme Philipon, president of Champagne Bollinger: "Our limited edition is a unique opportunity to discover this rare 2009 vintage expression from Bollinger, presented in an innovative gift box inspired by the legendary elegance of agent 007."

Bollinger Spectre limited edition is available from Brown Thomas and good independent off-licences at an RSP of €160. Spectre will be released in Ireland and the UK on 26th October 2015, and then worldwide on 6th November 2015.

12 October 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor