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18 July 2008
Smirnoff Announces Partnership With 007

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2008-07-18
Smirnoff Vodka Quantum of Solace Partnership
Smirnoff Vodka announced as official partner for the 22nd James Bond film adventure, Quantum of Solace, due for global release in November 2008. Other official QOS partners include Aston Martin, Bollinger, Heineken, Land Rover, Omega, Sony Mobile and Tom Ford.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (18th July, 2008)

A Clearly Original Cocktail: One Part SMIRNOFF® Vodka and One Part 007 Mixed in a QUANTUM OF SOLACE

(NEW YORK, USA) - "The name is Bond; James Bond," declares the world's favorite secret agent 007 in the suspenseful conclusion of CASINO ROYALE, leaving audiences at the edge of their seats. Thirty cinematic minutes later, Bond returns in the thrilling sequel, QUANTUM OF SOLACE. The film, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for EON Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, is due for theatrical release in November 2008. SMIRNOFF®, the world's largest selling premium spirit brand, also makes a major return – as an official partner – marking almost 50 years of history between the two iconic brands.

The latest 007 installment promises to offer the ingredients of what is sure to be another Bond classic: world travel, Bond women and "Vesper" vodka martinis. To give SMIRNOFF drinkers around the world a taste of the Bond lifestyle, SMIRNOFF is planning 007-worthy activities all over the world, from VIP premieres to the best cocktail recipes.

"Almost half a century after the debut of 007, SMIRNOFF is still Bond's vodka of choice," said Philip Gladman, global senior vice-president of SMIRNOFF at Diageo. "The two bold brands are true originals that only get better with time. That's why SMIRNOFF and Bond are such a natural fit and that's why our legacy lives on."

SMIRNOFF Vodka made its original appearance alongside Bond in DR. NO, the first James Bond movie which premiered in 1962. Sean Connery's request for a "martini, shaken not stirred" made with SMIRNOFF vodka introduced a vodka-based alternative to the traditional martini and a new way to make 007's favorite cocktail.

Inspired by QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SMIRNOFF has created three new drinks to update the character's namesake cocktail – The Vesper, the 007 Shaken Not Stirred Martini and the Quantum of Solace are the newest SMIRNOFF cocktails designed to capture the essence of Bond's vodka of choice.

About Smirnoff Vodka:
Smirnoff, the world's number-one selling premium spirit and the top-selling flavored vodka in North America, traces its heritage back to 19th century Russia, and was introduced in the United States in 1934. In a January 2005 New York Times blind taste test of 21 world-class vodkas, Smirnoff was named its "hands-down favorite." Smirnoff has always been known for quality vodka and is enjoyed responsibly in 130 countries around the world.

Editor's note:
For more news on Quantum of Solace featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For other brands featured in the James Bond films and novels, click here.

Photo above:
Smirnoff's Quantum of Solace bottles. © 2008 Smirnoff Vodka. All rights reserved.

Visit Smirnoff's official website for more about the partnership with James Bond:

www.smirnoff.com

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