Add red to your life with Johnnie Walker Red Label

Johnnie Walker is a name recognized instantly and revered by Whisky connoisseurs across continents and cultures. Who can forget evenings shared with friends over many glasses of Johnnie Walker? Preferences vary in terms of the edition, but the Red Label has stood the test of time for the last 105 years to emerge as an iconic drink, quaffed by both partying hipsters and society club elites alike.

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So what sets Red Label apart? Well, apart from the fact that it was Winston Churchill’s favourite Whisky, the Red Label is distinguished by its terrific combination of 35 grain and Malt Whiskies from Scotland’s East and West coasts to produce and extraordinary flavour that lights up your palate in a way no ordinary Whisky can. Also adding to its pedigree is the fact that John Walker chose the Red Label as the brand’s first Whisky to reach far beyond Scotland’s borders, and the country’s intrepid merchants and engineers took the drink with them wherever they set sail, soon setting its precedent as one of the best Whiskies across the globe.

The Red Label has a flavour so distinctive that it can be best summed up in the words of Whisky expert Dave Broom, ‘This is outdoors, this is setting off on your bike along the coast with the wind blowing in your face, the surf is up, the wind is whipping the grass, there is salt in the air, spring is turning to summer.’ Truly, the qualities of this elegant Whisky cannot be summed up better.

Johnnie Walker Red Label symbolizes the lifestyle of the ultimate achiever who’s equally at ease in the fast lane and in high society. Watch this ad starring Formula One star Jenson Button to discover what makes you a part of the Johnnie Walker club.

Enjoy this classic spirit any way you like – neat, on the rocks or with your favourite mixer. Are you itching to get a bottle of this masterpiece right away?

When at Bengaluru Duty Free at the Kempegowda International Airport get 2 100cls bottles at a sweet discount of $4*. Cheers!

*Limited period offer

Jack Daniel’s Black – The best of Tennessee Whiskey

When you say or hear the words Jack Daniel’s, the first thing that comes to mind is sophistication and class. You hear elegance, master-class, perfection and so much more than just the word Whiskey. And when you hear the name Jack Daniel’s Black you know it has to be something more special.

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This classic wonder is also called ‘Old No.7′ and is one of the bestselling spirits in the world. It is made in the Tennessee sour mash style, with an additional step where the fresh spirit is dipped in a vat of sugar maple charcoal to mellow the Whiskey before it goes into the barrel. As a result of this, the spirit is smooth and versatile and at the same time stays true to its country roots.

This spirit has gentle aromas of caramel vanilla and butterscotch. It has a quick, sweet finish with oak notes and hints of spices, which give way to the flavours of white pepper and walnuts.

There’s no better combination than the classic Jack and Coke.

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Use:

1 part Jack Daniel’s Black Old No. 7
3 parts Coke

Serve over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a slice of lime.

This simple cocktail is the best way to enjoy this fantastic Whiskey with a tangy twist. Only after you taste this masterpiece will you realise why this is one of the top selling Whiskies in the world.

On your next international trip via Kempegowda International Airport, visit Bengaluru Duty Free and pick up a bottle of this classic at a fabulous discount.

 

Cutty Sark – A Whisky like no other

Cutty Sark is the epitome of adventure and created especially for individuals who dare to discover. It was created in 1923 by a group of adventurous friends who dared to break the whisky tradition. It was the first Scotch made to be mixed. Yes you read it right, made to be mixed!

Cutty Sark is an iconic light coloured Whisky that was launched in the height of the cocktail culture and has remained a favourite among Scotch Whisky drinkers who love to mix this wonderful spirit and experiment. This is a top quality blended whisky with more range, depth, complexity and balance than single malt. It is matured in American oak casks which give out fewer colours to the drink and impart more subtle and complex flavours.

Having graced the world’s best bars for over 90 years, Cutty Sark’s popularity can now be brought home and experimented on by a Whisky connoisseur like you. This spirit has also gained popularity because of its mention in the movie ‘Goodfellas’, in the ‘Sopranos’.

And, a trip to space! Don’t believe us? In 1963 Gordon Cooper, the youngest of the USA’s first astronauts, actually smuggled a bottle of Cutty on the Mercury 9 mission.

Here are some easy and taste bud friendly cocktails that can make you a Cutty Sark fan in no time.

Cutty Sark and Soda

Simple and easy. All you need is:

35 ml Cutty Sark Blend
Soda to top
Lemon twist
Lemon wedge to garnish

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Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour the Cutty Sark and Soda over the ice and squeeze the twist of Lemon over the top of the glass, releasing the citrus oils from peel. Garnish with the lemon wedge and serve.

Victory is Mine

Try this brilliant mix to convert a traditional Whisky drinker. All you need is:

60 ml Cutty Sark Prohibition Edition
25 ml Apricot Liquer
25 ml Fresh Lime Juice
1 dash of Angostura Bitters
1 egg white

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Combine all the ingredients in a shaker, without ice, and shake vigorously to froth the egg whites. Add ice and shake a second time. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and enjoy.

These are just a few ways in which you can turn Cutty Sark into an incredible cocktail and liven up any party with just a sip. Though Cutty Sark is not very popular among traditional Whisky drinkers, its flexibility to turn into a glamorous cocktail is surely astounding and has won it many fans all over the world.

Get a bottle of this classic Whisky today and surprise all your friends with a cocktail or two. You can grab this tantalising blend at the Bengaluru Duty Free store located at the Kempegowda International Airport. Benefit from the store’s special August offers on various Cutty Sark editions, and get guaranteed value for money.

Why every brandy lover must taste Hennessy

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Considered one of the greatest Cognacs ever, Hennessy is one of the earliest Cognac brands that originated as the Jas Hennessy & Co. in 1765, in Cognac, France. Its history, complexity and taste makes it very popular around the globe. Here are some reasons why every brandy lover must try Hennessy VSOP at least in their life.

Among the oldest

Hennessy VSOP is among the oldest Cognacs in the world, with production spanning more than two centuries.

The royal relation

When you experience Hennessy VSOP, you are sure to get a royal feeling, for Hennessy was inspired by a Cognac specially created for a Emperor George IV of England.

Specialty of Privilege VSOP

If you are brandy lover you would love to know that Hennessy Privilege VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) is a blend of as many as 60 different eau de vie (fruit brandies), which gives it a rich and highly sophisticated taste that lingers on the palate.

Perfectly aged drink

Hennessy VSOP achieves its prominent deep and rich golden amber colour and oak notes on the nose and palate after a perfect aging of up to 15 years in French Oak.

Balanced and mature

Though Hennessy VSOP is considered a little complex, with its spice and grapes notes, its flavours are quite balanced and mature, with a mix of dark toffee, nougat and maple in the body.

Made for all brandy lovers

If you are brandy lover from any part of the world, you will fall in love with Hennessy VSOP after your very first sip of this classic drink. This liqour is simply perfect, whether taken neat, on the rocks or with a splash of soda.

Available at Bengaluru Duty Free

You would be a little disappointed to know that this liqour is not easily available on the shelves of downtown retail stores. But if you are travelling via Kempgowda International Airport, Bangalore, you would be lucky to find it at the Duty Free Store operated by Nuance, that too at the incredible duty free price of $87.

So try this refined Cognac today and experience what vintage really means.

 

Turning miles into smiles never looked this creative

This has to be one of the simplest and yet most creative ways of describing the benefits of duty free shopping.

Don’t believe us? Check this out!

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A weary traveller coming home to an excited family, the blunder of forgetting to buy gifts and the saving grace of duty free shopping! You have to admit this happens to us all and duty free does make us look good! This is clever thinking and creative execution of a concept.

Whisky that can last you a lifetime… literally!!

Ever seen a Whisky bottle so big it can last your whole life? The world is a big, weird place and we often hear about astonishing records being broken, but this definitely takes gold. We bet you won’t want to share this larger than life size bottle of ‘The Famous Grouse’ touted as the world’s largest bottle of Whisky by the Guinness Book of World Records so that you can spend your whole life treasuring its contents. 228 litres of blended Whisky standing at five feet five inches tall, an equivalent of 9,120 drams of Whisky, this is BIG!

Famous Grouse monster bottle

Come gawk at the bottle, currently set up at our store at Kempegowda International Airport.

Take a selfie or two, perhaps!

 

Glenfarclas: The true spirit of Scotland

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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.