Glenfarclas: The true spirit of Scotland

Glenfarclas 18 year old

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Legacy is what defines this 175-year-old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky brand. Glenfarclas is one of the rarest Scotch Whisky brands in the world that have been unitedly produced by an independent family firm. The spirit of independence signifies Glenfarclas’ commitment to produce the finest Highland Malt. Famous for its traditional full bodied and well-cherished style, this Whisky is perfect as a coveted gift or for a special occasion.

The secret of the unique character of Glenfarclas is its traditional distillation method, combined with the unique size and shape of the copper pot stills in which the spirit is fermented, the selected oak casks in which it is stored and the style and location of the distillery’s warehouse. Glenfarclas produces fine Whiskies with different flavors, notes and levels of maturity. From a fresh and mouthwatering 10-year-old to the indulgent 40-year-old Whisky and the class apart limited edition 105 Cask Strength, all are part of Glenfarclas’ portfolio. This veteran Whisky brand recently launched its 18-year-old Whisky for travel retail. As per our commitment to stock the most renowned brands in the world, we will soon have Glenfarclas 18 Year Old Whisky in our store. Here is a short introduction to this popular Whisky.

Glanfarclas 18 Year Old

As is the traditional distillery style of Glenfarclas, this Whisky is heavily sherried and bottled at its natural colour.

The nose presents a lovely freshness, revealing a slightly fermented soft fruit, honey, white pepper, lemon and a hint of vanilla. A little underlying maltiness releases with a touch of water.

The flavour is fuller and more powerful than hinted at by the colour and aroma. The drinker experiences a lovely mixture of creamy fudge, dried fruits, almonds and apples on the palate. The ending is a little bitter, though long lasting, smooth and satisfying as it slips down the throat.

The next time you pass through the Kempegowda International Airport, be sure to visit Bengaluru Duty Free and bring home this spirited Highland Malt from Scotland.

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1998

Taittinger brings to you its exquisite Champagne, produced in the cellars of the former Saint-Nicaise Abbey in Reims, France. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is made only from the best vines in the Côte des Blancs and is only produced when the harvest is of exceptional quality, worthy of a vintage year.

Only the Wwine from the first press, the cuvee, is extracted and used in creating this exceptional spirit, which is a sure guarantee of finesse. Only 5% of the Wine is used and aged for four months in new oak barrels, which enhances the intense qualities and complexities of the final blend of Champagne. Only after patient slow ageing for a period of ten years in the Saint-Nicaise chalk pits, the cuvee of exceptional quality comes out into the light.

Taittinger Comtes Blanc de Blancs

This pale yellow Champagne with light abundant bubbles rises steadily to the top for the mousse. The pure bouquet opens with a contrast between a well developed intensity and finesse that reveals aromas of pears, greengages and white flowers. After a short period of time, the intensity presents the aromatic richness and maturity of a wine that is already expressing massive potential.

On the palate this bubbly Champagne gives a lively, direct, precise attack and is dominated by flavours of candied lemon, zest and fresh pineapple. The mid palate is fresh and balanced. The overall impression is of generosity, voluptuousness and volume, highlighted by characteristics of grapefruit and citrus notes. The finish of this marvellous Champagne is long, lingering and complex.

The Champagne’s marriage of finesse and aromatic intensity is a promise of future potential, but already makes for very exciting and pleasurable drinking. It is perfect for a truly special celebration and goes very well with seafood, including shellfish and regular fish.

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is now available at Bangalore’s favourite duty free destination, Bengaluru Duty Free, operated by Nuance at the Kempegowda International Airport for $250.
Grab your bottle of this fine Champagne and celebrate a special occasion in the finest way possible.

Moët Impérial Brut – The king of champagnes

Moët Impérial is the Moët house’s most iconic Champagne. Created in 1869, it embodies Moët & Chandon’s unique style. It is distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity that will leave you feeling sophisticated and stylish.

It is created from more than 100 different Wines, of which 20% to 30% are Reserve Wines, which are specially selected to enhance its maturity, complexity and constancy. This reflects the Champagne’s diversity in an incredibly stylish way.

The Champagne has an elegant golden straw yellow colour with green highlights. This colour gives the drink a sophisticated look, perfect to make you feel like royalty. The vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus fruit, the freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers and the elegance of blond notes makes this the perfect champagne for special occasions and celebrations.

Moet Brut Fresh pack 75cls

A generous palate combines the delicious sumptuousness of white-fleshed fruits such as pears, peaches and apples, the alluring caress of fine bubbles and the soft vivacity of citrus fruit with nuances of gooseberry.

This fantastic Champagne can be served throughout a meal and pairs perfectly with sushi, scallops, oysters, white fish, white and white fruits. This marvellous drink makes for an unforgettable treat with a delicious meal.

For all connoisseurs of fine Champagnes, good news is that this is now available at your favourite duty free destination, Bengaluru Duty Free, operated by Nuance at the Kempegowda International Airport. Pick up this classic drink for only $54 and turn any special occasion into an extravaganza of refinement.

How to be a smart shopper at Bengaluru Duty Free

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As a frequent international traveller, you may have shopped duty free at different airports in the course of your travels. As a savvy international shopper, you expect nothing less than the best value for your money at these exclusive stores. If you’ve travelled via Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, but haven’t already visited our stores, we welcome you to check out our Arrivals or Departures store (based on the terminal you’re in). Here are some ways to make the most of your duty free shopping experience at Bengaluru Duty Free.

Shop more, pay less: Apart from the fact that our products are available for purchase at significantly lower prices than retail prices, we make sure that that we have surprising deals and offers on a variety of products and brands in liquors, chocolates, perfumes, cosmetics, electronics and fashion accessories. Our customers enjoy participating in our in-store contests, where we give away fabulous prizes like Gibson guitars and Harley Davidson bikes. Don’t miss out on our cool in-store deals and our monthly special offers posted on our website, www.bengalurudutyfree.in.

Choose from hundreds of brands: If you are a brand loyalist or love to try out international brands, you might be paying big amounts in cities abroad during your trips to bring home your favourite products. Why do that any more, when Bengaluru Duty Free store boasts many global brands in wines, chocolates, cosmetics and perfumes? That too at duty free and special offer prices.

Pick the right pack: We completely understand your needs and requirements and stock products accordingly. You do not always buy exotic perfumes for personal use, sometimes you wish to purchase products that make perfect gifts, such as chocolates or perfumes. Bengaluru Duty Free keeps a wide range of products in special gift packs and miniature travel packs apart from the regular packs.

Sign Up for Newsletter: We won’t spam you with a ton of emails everyday; just one mail a month can introduce you to all the offers for the next 30 days. Sign up for our newsletter to check out the offers on all the products for that month.

Follow us on Facebook & Twitter: Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive regular updates on offers, new product arrivals, updates on the latest trends in spirits from around the world and other cool stuff. Participate in our simple yet amazing contests to win gift vouchers, special gifts. If you are lucky you can also stand a chance to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle just like these customers.

Book your orders online: We value the time of every customer at Bengaluru Duty Free and are thankful to them for their support. To save your time while you are travelling, we will very soon start booking orders online to provide our customers a hassle-free shopping experience apart from shopping at our stores. Experience the joy of duty free shopping from anywhere at your convenience, with just a few clicks. Just place your orders and pick them up from our store while departing or arriving.

Stay connected with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages to get more updates on Duty Free shopping, travel and special offers on the choicest liquors, chocolates, perfumes, cosmetics and fashion accessories. We’d certainly appreciate hearing from you about your duty free shopping experience.

A World without Duty Free

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International brands, luxury products, 24 hour shopping and buying gifts are the things which come to everybody’s mind when planning an international trip. As a frequent traveller, you get to experience the joy of shopping for international luxury brands at duty free stores at international airports.

A duty free store is a destination to get top international brands from all corners of the world. Various product categories at considerably lesser prices than downtown stores attract travellers. But have you ever wondered what travelling would be like if there were no duty free stores? What would the World be like without duty free shopping?

Limited access to international brands

One major fantasy of modern travellers is to acquire renowned international brands that they read about only in glossy fashion magazines or browse on fashion websites. If you are a brand loyalist for a high-end brand that is not easy to get at your local lifestyle store and you’d love an opportunity to shop when travelling abroad, you’d find it really hard without a duty free store that allows you a range of products under one roof, to choose from.

Heavy taxes on branded products

Even if you find your favourite brands in city retail stores, you will shop sparingly, because your favourite international brands will burn a hole in your pocket, as the prices for such products are sky high. VAT, import tax, and other taxes add to make up the incredibly high prices of these brands at local retail outlets.

Travelling won’t be as much fun

Travelling is always fun when shopping is a part of your itinerary. For some, travelling without shopping is quite a boring affair. Duty free stores at the airport are the best places to kill time before your flight or to pick up gifts. Would waiting in transit be as much fun if you didn’t have anything to do?

Gifts will be expensive

Everyone likes to meet their colleagues or loved ones after a trip with a surprise gift. At duty free stores, you have the freedom to pick up gifts for those waiting for you back home, without any hassle. In addition, these stores have great discounts and offers on wide categories, so you can conveniently buy gifts for kids, your better half, a business associate, your boss, friends, etc. Without duty free stores, you will allot time on your precious travel itinerary to make time for shopping and not to mention, also pay a fortune for the same.

Not much variety

Duty free stores give you the joy and pleasure of shopping for a wide range of products from a number of global brands. You can pick up products like gadgets, liquors, perfumes, chocolates, fashion accessories and much more from famous international luxury brands. Now imagine shopping from different shops, at different places, spending time on comparisons and maybe even spending more than you want. Would you want to go through all that trouble?

So yes, international travel would not the same without duty free shops.

 

Bruichladdich: A familiar name for Islay Malt lovers

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Bruichladdich (pronounced Brook-la-dee) is a Scottish distillery manufacturing peaty Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in the isle of Islay in Scotland. The name is Gaelic for ‘stony shore bank’, reminding one of the rocky shores along the coast of Islay. This distillery was built by a dynastic Scottish family of three brothers, William, John and Robert Harvey in 1881 on the shore of Loch Indaal on the Rinns of Islay.

Let’s take a look at the variety of single malts manufactured by this eminent distillery. We start with Bruichladdich Rocks, the cheapest whisky from the company, which master distiller Jim McEwan says is ‘just a young, non-aged whisky that was put on the market to take some of the heat off the older stocks.’ Then there is The Organic, also a young whisky where the organic barley was pronounced to produce a distinct taste to make up for the lack of ageing. Then comes the Port Charlotte Peat Project, an attempt to create a smoky peaty Whisky in the traditional style of Islay Whiskies. The Port Charlotte Peat Project was refined to bring out the Port Charlotte PC7, a seven-year old version of Port Charlotte, marketed as a collector’s edition.

Then came the Laddie Ten, the distillery’s most celebrated 10-year-old. A non-chill filtered spirit that washes sublimely over the palate, this drink is a true achievement in the elite world of Single Malts, and is testament to Bruichladdich’s distillers’ craft. This bottle is today snapped up by connoisseurs and collectors alike. Not long after The Laddie was introduced, the distillery was taken over by Remy Cointreau of France.

Today, one of Bruichladdich’s most famous products is the Octomore, the most heavily-peated barley Whisky ever. Casked in the finest oak possible and mixed with Sauterne, one of the sweetest wines available, the Whisky gives off a plethora of aromas and flavours, of peat smoke, leather, tobacco, mint toffee, and more, creating a very surreal impression on the palate. Only around 18,000 bottles of this exotic Whisky have been manufactured and distributed worldwide since its release in 2012.

Another Whisky of note is Black Art, introduced first in 1989 by master distiller Jim McEwan using his own secret recipe. To this date, no one has been able to decrypt the mystery of this beguiling drink’s recipe and flavours.

All these superb Single Malts are available now at Bengaluru Duty Free, Bangalore’s best duty free shopping destination at the Kempegowda International Airport at duty free prices.

These are the Bruichladdich Single Malts available at Bengaluru Duty Free, and their prices:

Scottish Barley – $88
Bere Barley – $79
Octomore – $174
Black Art – $316
Port Charlotte – $143

So the next time you have friends over and want to give them a great time they will remember forever, open a bottle of Bruichladdich and enter a special realm of taste, aroma and perfection.