Diwali 2018 gifting ideas

This is prime time for gift buying. Show your loved ones that you put thought into your gifts. Show them you care.

What do you do when you’re shopping for gifts for the men and women in your life who have everything and want nothing?

This Diwali 2018, why opt for down town sales when we give you a variety of options to choose from, from the top brands of the world in multiple categories at our duty free shop at Bengaluru International airport. Shop duty free, save big, impress much!

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Bengaluru Duty Free Store at Kempegowda International Airport is always innovating to bring new experiences to our customers. The idea behind our store displays is not just to advertise but to engage and educate consumers on the taste of Whisky.

Diageo & our team came together this month with the installation of fixture aroma tubes, animated TV screens, and more.

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The objective of this event was to break down the language of and simplify the understanding of the taste profiles. This will enable shoppers with confidence to explore new flavours.

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The 5 broad categories defined as per flavour profiles and some suggested Whiskies to try are as follows.

Sweet Whiskies – Offers a surprisingly smooth creaminess and notes of fresh fruits and dried apricots.

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JOHNNIE WALKER ISLAND GREEN

TALISKER SKYE

JOHNNIE WALKER EXPLORERS CLUB COLLECTION – THE ADVENTURER

TALISKER DARK STORM

JOHNNIE WALKER EXPLORERS CLUB COLLECTION-THE GOLD ROUTE

Smoky Whiskies – Have intense rich fruit zest and spicy oak tannins which give rise to an incredibly powerful lingering smoky sweet.

CROWN ROYAL VANILLA

JOHNNIE WALKER GOLD LABEL RESERVE

CARDHU 12 YO

THE SINGLETON OF GLENDULLAN CLASSIC

COPPER DOG

OLD PARR 12YO

JOHNNIE WALKER BLENDERS BATCH SHERRY CASK

HAIG CLUB

Smooth Whiskies – Rich and creamy, mellow and soothing.

BUCHANAN’S 12 DELUXE

BUCHANAN’S MASTER BLENDED

CROWN ROYAL APPLE

CROWN ROYAL DELUXE

THE SINGLETON OF GLENDULLAN 12

JOHNNIE WALKER AGED 18 YEARS

BUCHANANS 18 SPECIAL RESERVE

Spicy Whiskies – Take you on a vibrant flavour journey, filled with fruitful highlights, hints of vanilla and peppery spices.

JOHNNIE WALKERS BLENDERS BATCH BOURBON CASK & RYE FINISH

JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL

JOHNNIE WALKER EXPLORERS CLUB COLLECTION – THE SPICE ROAD

MORTLACH 14 YO

MORTLACH 16 YO

Bold Whiskies – Have deeper flavours achieved by generous aging. A remarkable palate with a mix of oak, dark fruits and charred smokiness and long rich finish.

CROWN ROYAL BLACK

JOHNNIE WALKER BLACK LABEL

THE SINGLETON OF GLENDULLAN DOUBLE MATURED

DALWHINNIE 15 YO

JOHNNIE WALKER EXPLORERS CLUB COLLECTION – THE ROYAL ROUTE

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Pre order your Whiskies from our website www.bengalurudutyfree.in before your next trip.

Happy Shopping.

Cool vs Warm Climate Wines

Some wines have an abundance of fruit flavours and some completely lack all flavour, all together. This can be quite frustrating for a newbie who is still learning about wines and figuring out how to select the right one.

The way your wine tastes has nothing to do with the quality and is only impacted by the climate.

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Warm climate regions tend to have more consistent temperatures throughout the season. The slow change in temperature from summer into winter gives the grapes ample opportunity to become fully ripe but the natural acidity in the grapes is lost. It is a general rule that warm climates produce grapes with more ripe fruit flavours and less acidity.

Warm Climate Wine Regions
California
Argentina
Australia
Southern Italy
Greek Islands
Central & Southern Spain
South Africa
Southern France
Southern Italy

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Cool climate regions can get as hot as warm climates in the peak of the season. However, it is a fact that the temperatures change quickly towards harvest and that makes the wines taste different. Lower temperatures preserve the acidity but make it difficult for grapes to ripen. Thus, cool climate wine regions tend to produce tart fruit flavours and have more acidity.

Cool Climate Wine Regions
Northern France
Oregon
Washington State (see chart)
New York
Chile
Hungary
New Zealand
Northern Italy
South Africa
Austria
Germany
Northern Greece & Macedonia

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The climate regions listed above are generalised. It is possible to have a ‘micro-climate’ within a larger climate type.

So, the next time you are experimenting with a new wine brand or a new type of wine, simply read about where it has been produced to understand how it will taste.

You can visit www.bengalurudutyfree.in for wines from all over the world.

 

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What’s new in-store this month?!

We are happy to announce these brand new items that we have in-store this new year. Here are short product reviews of these exclusive items you’ll find at Bengaluru Duty Free at Kempegowda Airport, Bangalore. We’ll leave you to discover them fully.

Ferrero Golden Gallery 22 Pcs

A refined gallery of confectionery masterpieces expertly crafted by Ferrero. An assortment of exclusive recipes, a series of unique and irresistible flavours. A gift that would make every occasion feel special.

Dirty Hussy Whiskey 100cls

Dirty Hussy is uncompromisingly delightful! A bronzed amber appearance gives it a touch of class. Its woody, fruity flavours with a hint of wheat, perfectly complement its legendary attitude. Enjoy with ice and cola.

 

Do not forget to pre order before you fly for a hassle free experience. Reserve at departure and collect on return at Duty Free store, Arrivals Hall.

Strike Gold with Johnnie Walker

The story of Johnnie Walker begins – naturally enough – with the man who gave the whisky his name.

The year was 1819 and John Walker’s father had just died. A tough start for a humble farm lad, you might think, but there was always something special about John. A glint in his eye, a fire in his belly, a spring in step perhaps.

Read the whole story, here.

This month, you can strike gold when you purchase any Johnnie Walker expressions. All you need to do is scratch and win. Lucky winners will walk away with a 5 gram gold coin. Plus, you’ll save 15% on your purchase.

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Meet some of our lucky winners:

Find the right Johnnie Walker for you. Browse our collection.

 

Travel abroad, shop at home

World Tourism Day (WTD) is held annually on 27 September.

Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals.

Its almost the end of summer in Europe while we in India break annually for the festival of Dasara/Dusherra. If you taking a break with the family this month, you can enjoy the last few days of summer in Europe. Watch the seasons change from summer to fall. Soak in the sights and sounds and food and culture. Do not waste time shopping.

Because when you head back home, in Bengaluru you can shop at our store at the airport for the finest of Europe – Swiss and Belgian chocolates, French and Italian wines, Italian and French perfumes, the best of Scotch from UK. There is so much more. Enough to please the whole family.

You can pre order everything, before you go on vacation to ensure that you are not disappointed on your arrival back home.

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Yummy, refreshing Sangrias!

We’re always on the lookout for delicious, mouth watering cocktail recipes and we are delighted to share with you these fresh Sangria ideas.

So simple to make…

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Watermelon Sangria

INGREDIENTS

1 Large watermelon
1 750-ml bottle white wine
2 cups white rum
1 cups Seltzer
1/3 cup lime juice (from about 6 limes)
2 limes, thinly sliced
2 cups assorted fresh or frozen fruit, such as pineapple, blueberries, and strawberries

DIRECTIONS

Slice off the top third of the watermelon lengthwise (save for later use). Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, scoop out watermelon and transfer to a blender.
Blend watermelon until smooth. (If desired, strain the seeds.)
Add white wine, rum, seltzer, and lime juice and stir until combined, then add lime slices and fruit.
Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours, then serve.

 

Lemonade Sangria

INGREDIENTS

1/2 glass lemonade
1 bottle Chardonnay or other white wine (750 ml)
2/3 cup light rum
1/2 cup raspberries
1 Orange, sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, sliced

DIRECTIONS

In a large pitcher, combine lemonade, wine and rum. Stir, then add fruit.
Refrigerate for at least one hour and serve.

 

Coffee Sangria

INGREDIENTS

1 litre cold brew (iced coffee is okay too)
1 cup Tequila
1/2 cup Cointreau (or other orange-flavored liqueur)
1 tbsp. simple syrup
1 Orange, Sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, diced

DIRECTIONS

Combine cold brew, Tequila, Cointreau and simple syrup in a large pitcher, stirring until well mixed. Add fruit and refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Pour into glasses filled with ice and serve.

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Shop for Tequila, Rum and other spirits at out store in Bengaluru International Airport. Pre order online to make the most of our monthly offers before stocks run out.

Cheers!

 

Father’s Day 2017: Gift ideas

Father’s Day falls every year on the third Sunday in June. This year make no excuses for not getting your Dad the ideal gift to show your love.

Chances are you are returning from a summer holiday or work trip this week and we assure you that Bengaluru Duty Free is one of the finest places to shop for your father. And after he hears how much you saved by shopping at our duty free store, he is going to be doubly proud.

Spirits

If your dad is a connoisseur of fine spirits, then you will be spoilt for choice as we have hundreds of options to choose from. The finest Whiskies, the choicest Wines, the best Vodkas and Gins. There’s something for every type of Dad. Ask for our June specials and offers.

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Perfumes

Look no further for the latest range of perfumes from the world’s top designer brands. We have the good, old fragrances that everyone knows and loves and we also have the latest scents of summer 2017 that are bold, fresh and in fashion. We have good deals on summer scents, ongoing now. Save big.

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Chocolates

It is not true that only women have an affinity for the sweet things in life. Dads too know and love their chocolate. We have classics from the famed Swiss brands and lots of other options in dark, milk and white to choose from. We always have offers in store, so do not forget to swipe a good deal on chocolate.

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And do not forget, you can pre order on our website.

Have a Happy Father’s Day with your Dad.

Five Absolut-ly fabulous Cocktails you can try at home

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When the sun brings on the heat there is only one thing to do. Bring out the cocktails!

Here are some super yummy, super refreshing cocktail ideas for summer 2017 using the world-famous Absolut Vodka and its versatile flavours.

 

Absolut Mango Mojito

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Ingredients

4 Wedges Lime

To Taste Sugar, Superfine

4 Pieces Mint Leaf

1 ½ Parts Absolut Mango

Soda Water

1 Sprig Mint Leaf

1 Slice Mango

How to mix

Muddle lime, sugar, superfine and mint leaf in a highball glass. Fill with crushed ice. Add Absolut Mango. Stir. Top up with soda water. Garnish with mint leaf and mango.

 

Absolut Mandrin Crush

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Ingredients

1 ½ Parts Absolut Mandrin

⅓ Part Triple Sec

1 ½ Parts Orange Juice

1 Slice Orange

How to mix

Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with orange.

 

Absolut Raspberri Collins

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Ingredients

1 ½ Parts Absolut Raspberri

¾ Part Lemon Juice

¾ Part Simple Syrup

Soda Water

3 Whole Raspberry

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add Absolut Raspberri, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Top up with soda water. Garnish with raspberries.

 

Absolut Lime Mule

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Ingredients

2 Parts Absolut Lime

½ Part Lime Juice

Ginger Beer

1 Wedge Lime

How to mix

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add Absolut Lime and lime juice. Top up with ginger beer. Garnish with lime.

 

Absolut Citron Cosmopolitan

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Ingredients

1 ½ Parts Absolut Citron

⅓ Part Lime Juice

½ Part Triple Sec

⅔ Part Cranberry Juice

1 Twist Orange

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange.

Buy Absolut Vodka at our store. Pre order at www.bengalurudutyfree.in

Cheers!

How your glass of Whisky could be in danger.

whiskey-2171646_960_720Last week, April 22 was a red letter day called Earth Day. There were numerous articles educating and reminding us about the impact of climate change on various aspects of the world that we live in – our quality of food, water, and life. Little do we know the impact of climate change on Whisky.

What goes into making Whisky and how can it be impacted?

Water: A key requirement in a distillery as it is needed to mix the yeast with the barley in the fermented liquid which eventually becomes the spirit. Distilleries in Scotland and the world over usually use river or spring water in this process. It is important to note that if we do not care for our water sources and water bodies and end up polluting them then it will only be a matter of time when this affects the quality of the final product or the price as more money might need to spent on water purification techniques.

Barley: The base product from which Whisky is made, this is usually imported from far away fields adding to the carbon footprint . It might be a smarter idea for distilleries to grow their own barley on site to control volumes and reduce carbon emissions caused by transporting barley from other locations.

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Wood: The casks made from wood is eventually responsible for giving Whisky the colour, complexity, and aroma. Distilleries must ensure that they are not contributing to deforestation and should consider buying a plot of forest land to closely monitor the supply chain from planting, harvesting, use, and protection of natural resources that go into the making of Whisky.

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