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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.

JOHNNIE WALKER DOUBLE BLACK

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.

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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.

 

5 new duty free products you must have

Duty Free shopping is exciting and affordable. It is one of the few places on Earth to get the newest releases on designer brands at prices that won’t break the bank.

 

Here are a selection of five great products that are hot on the shelves and selling out as we type this blog telling you to hurry up and make them yours.

Visit our website to pre order. Go to www.bengalurudutyfree.in

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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.

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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The right way to drink Whisky

Across the world, people have been consuming Whisky for hundreds of years in about 2-3 different ways –  with ice, water or neat. There have been endless debates about the right way to consume Scotch. Over the years several Whisky based cocktails were also invented all claiming to be the right way to enjoy this sought after spirit. We are not sure that is the best way to savour such a fine spirit that is such a massive labour of love.

There is only one right way to drink Scotch. Neat.

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This is the right way to bring out the flavours for which you have spent a great deal of money to enjoy. Diluting and mixing only take away from the true essence of this liquid gold.

If however, this unadulterated way is not your favourite way to consume Whisky then we can suggest a splash of water.

On the rocks, a popular phrase usually used when ordering a drink of Whisky is not the most ideal way to consume Single Malts because adding ice will lead to the dulling of the flavour.

In recent times, it has been concluded that the addition of a little water to your Whisky is not a bad thing. Apparently, a chemical reaction occurs between the water and the tightly-wound chains of amino acids in the Whisky. They literally unravel, releasing new flavor compounds and esters (volatile compounds that smell like flowers and fruits).

How much water? We would recommend just a small splash.

Cheers!