February’s Finest

We love brands because we feel attached and loyal to them. Sometimes, we even put them on a pedestal and worship them because that’s how devoted we feel to them. Not going by the usual textbook explanation, there is an underlying, mystical spirit that only good brands have in common. So what do all the good brands share in common that sets them apart?

Like strong resemblances between family members, good brands also share many qualities that define them and draw us towards them. When we search for the essence of all good brands, that elucidates what it means to be a good brand, we can’t find it because in reality there is no basic essence to which all good brands can be abridged. We can surely distinguish them with high quality standards, their long-lasting endurance and of course the hole in the pocket that they drill. To be honest, brands are much more than that. They fill the void between who you are and who you desire to be. A good brands compels you to be better than yourself because let’s face it you can always have scope for improvement. Now that you know what we love about brands. Here are some of the finest brands that we stock and why we love them. 

  1. Jack Daniel’s

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If there is something that Jack Daniel’s is known for, it’s for the premium brand that it has come to be recognised as over time. They have maintained their high standards of quality through the years and have a highly devoted fan base hence Jack Daniel’s makes it on our list. Get it now: http://bit.ly/1y5bcyo

 

  1.   Johnnie Walker

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It’s no secret as to how wonderfully smooth all drinks by Johnnie Walker are. As a brand, Johnnie Walker has many ardent customers and it’s no wonder because they have always had consistency in their drinks and they have in fact just headed towards a more refined path with time. Johnnie Walker is a name that resonates with drinkers worldwide and that’s why it is on our list. Shop now: http://bit.ly/1y5bcyo

 

  1.   Chivas Regal

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Chivas Regal epitomizes extravagant quality and has a very strong standing in the alcohol market. They are known to create not just their drinks but also try their hand at endorsing travel related commodities. Why Chivas Regal is so popular with their fans is a melange of facts from various innovations up their sleeves to the fact that they have very smooth drinks and all these reasons make Chivas Regal an entrant on the list. Buy now: http://bit.ly/1y5bcyo

 

  1.   Paco Rabanne

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Known for his great sense of panache and breakthrough style mantras, Paco Rabanne’s brand is a true reflection of what he stands for and that is clearly seen in his brand. Paco Rabanne has a niche audience that they cater to because that’s how they are tailored! Their standard of quality is remarkable and that’s why they are part of our list. Get here: http://bit.ly/1xwZAhK

 

  1.        Davidoff

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Talking about premier brands, Davidoff is one such brand that is known for selling lavish fashion accessories and perfumes. They have established their place in the fashion industry as the epitome of style and have quite a few fans who are loyal to them and can be seen adorning Davidoff collections. It’s the quality and luxury status of this fashion brand that puts Davidoff on our list. Buy here: http://bit.ly/1xwZAhK

 

  1.   Calvin Klein

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Whether it’s the ability of Calvin Klein to hire the most gorgeous models or the brand appeal that offers haute couture products at a somewhat affordable price, Calvin Klein is surely one of the most prominent names in the fashion sector and has a wide range of apparel and accessories to vouch for its incredibility. The brand connects with a lot of people and hence we have Calvin Klein making it to our list. Shop now: http://bit.ly/1xwZAhK

 

  1.  Hugo Boss

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One of the most notable brands, Hugo Boss has redefined fashion to include more recents fashion trends. It’s almost impossible to ignore the giant footprint that Hugo Boss has left on the fashion industry. With a staunch fan base and users that Hugo Boss has under its wing, it’s no wonder it has been propelled to fly and also one of the few reasons that Hugo Boss makes it on our list. Get it here: http://bit.ly/1xwZAhK

 

  1.  Issey Miyake

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Well-known for the technology-driven clothing designs, abstract art exhibitions and fragrances, Issey Miyake offers more than just innovative and intriguing apparel. Issey Miyake serves as a gateway into the contemporary modes of expression with a distinctive style that impresses many. Unwavering fans makes Issey Miyake an elusive yet delightful experience to immerse in. Issey Miyake is on our list for good reason! Shop now: http://bit.ly/1xwZAhK

 

If you love brands as much as we do and can live, eat, breathe brands then log on to our website at www.bengalurudutyfree.in and splurge on some of the best brands under the sun over a wide range of products.

 

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Health Benefits of Beer

All the times you were held culpable for drinking a beer or two, it probably got to you. However, in an interesting turn of events, whatever you have been made to believe about beer not being good for your health has been discarded thanks to Science. As it appears, Beer is in fact good for your health. On that note, we’d like to tell all those who thought otherwise, to grab a mug of beer right away. Now we aren’t talking about a pitcher or two, as is applicable to most things in life, moderation is key. If you actually want to reap the remarkable benefits of beer, stick to a beer or too and you’d be surprised at all the advantages a can of beer can pack in it.

  1. Beer keeps your kidneys healthy

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A recent study singles out beer among other alcoholic beverages, finding it’s better for your kidneys. In fact, each bottle of beer you drink reduces the risk of developing kidney stones by 40%.

  2. Beer contributes towards a better digestion  

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Dark beer, contains up to one gram of soluble fibre unlike wine, which doesn’t contain any fibre at all. Fibre plays an important role in intestinal transit (a fibre deficiency can cause gastric and intestinal disorders such as constipation or diarrhoea).

    3. Beer helps lower your bad cholesterol

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The fibre in beer can also help reduce your levels of LDL cholesterol or the “bad” type of cholesterol.

 4. Beer can increase your Vitamin B levels

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Beer contains several B Vitamins (B1, B2, B6 and B12) and as a study revealed, beer drinkers had 30 percent higher levels of Vitamin B6 than their non-drinking counterparts, and levels that were twice as high as those of wine drinkers. Beer is also a generous source of Vitamin B12, an anti-anaemic factor not found in many foods.

  5. Beer for stronger bones

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A 2009 study concluded that the elevated levels of silicon in beer can contribute to higher bone density.

  6. Beer cures insomnia

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Lactoflavin and nicotinic acid, which are both present in beer and can promote sleep.

    7. Beer reduces your risk of a heart attack

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Beer drinkers have a 40 to 60 per cent reduced risk of suffering a heart attack compared with non-beer drinkers.

   8. Beer helps prevent blood clots

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The ingredients in beer help prevent blood clots from forming.

  9. Beer boosts your memory

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According to studies, beer drinkers are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than non-beer drinkers.

  10. Beer helps combat stress

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Researchers at the University of Montreal found that two glasses of beer a day can reduce work-related stress or anxiety

  11. Beer makes skin more beautiful

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Good news for women! Certain vitamins in beer can regenerate the skin and have a positive impact on pigmentation. Your skin becomes smooth and supple.

We have a collection of some of the finest alcohol from around the world just for you. Have a look and don’t forget to pre-order before you travel for additional benefits: http://bit.ly/1y5bcyo

Smart Purchases 2016

In this digital era, where literally anything and everything is sold online, it is a virtual nightmare for shopaholics to browse through an E-commerce website and actually try and buy something they like. Not only is it hectic, it’s also quite perplexing.

Fortunately for you, this is where Bengaluru Duty Free comes in with a list of smart purchases for this new year. Our idea of smart shopping is the perfect combination of affordability and quality. So here we present to you the most feasible buys for 2016. This list will guide you through festival shopping, anniversary gifts or just retail therapy for yourself. So have a look and let the shopping begin!

  1. Johnnie Walker Black Label

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There’s no better way to start the New Year than with a bottle of the finest Scotch blends there is – Johnnie Walker Black Label. Whether it’s the smooth texture or the fact that it is created using Whiskies from all four corners of Scotland, it is a great buy! Priced at $39, this is a purchase you are never going to regret. http://bit.ly/1y5bcyo

  1.   Chivas Regal 12 YO

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An interesting concoction of unique flavours, this splendid Scotch by Chivas Regal is a rich multi-layered blend that offers more than it claims. It’s sweet smoothness will have you craving for more and at a $39, you know for certain that luxury is now affordable. http://bit.ly/1y5bcyo

 

  1.   Davidoff Cool Water Night Dive

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This perfume by Davidoff exuberates a cool vibe and has base notes that make it an ideal purchase especially for nocturnal use. This scent strikes the right chords between quality and price; at just $70, there’s no wonder it’s such a hit! http://bit.ly/1xwZAhK 

 

  1.   Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty

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You can grace this new year with a pleasant  fragrance by Calvin Klein. An epitome of supreme craftsmanship, lingering with fresh notes, this one is surely for keeps. It makes an excellent gift and is a rather practical purchase even for yourself. At a mere $77, this is a must-have. http://bit.ly/1xwZAhK

 

  1.   Guylian Les Exclusives

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Few things you buy live up to the exclusivity they assert and these delectable chocolates by Guylian are definitely one of them. The true taste of opulence can be savoured with these awesome chocolates. At just $18, it is one of the top recommendations as far as smart shopping is concerned. http://bit.ly/1xtbJcm

 

  1.   Munz Swiss Premium Naps Bag

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A great indulgence for all chocoholics are, beyond a doubt, these scrumptious chocolates by Munz Swiss. You can present these to someone or gorge on them yourself. When we say these are one of the most popular purchases, you are going to agree with us because the sweet treats would cost you only $22 and we can’t emphasize enough on how delicious they are. http://bit.ly/1xtbJcm

 

  1.   Harman Kardon Auraa Wireless

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These speakers by Harman Kardon provide you with an exhilarating audio experience. For an unrivalled sound quality, this is the ultimate pick. Moreover, this sound system is one of the most competitive options for you to buy and at a reasonable price of $350, you should be swiping your credit card already. http://bit.ly/1nzfE58

 

  1.  Tomtom Runner GPS Watch

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We love wearables and the whole concept behind them and if we could, we’d recommend all of them. But we want to make things easier for you, so we have chosen this spectacular watch that is the apt embodiment of a wearable. You can now track your running metrics and glance through them anytime. At $140, this is quite the pragmatic purchase for this year! http://bit.ly/1NCdRF7
If you’d like to buy any of these products that are the most budget-friendly deals, do log in to our website at http://www.bengalurudutyfree.in and browse through a vast collection of products. 

Christmas is better with Bengaluru Duty Free

The anticipation of Christmas always goes hand in hand with choosing gifts for your loved ones. Christmas gifts are a favourite tradition of many families and they don’t just create a holiday mood, but also help in expressing your gratitude and love to people that are important to you. We at Bengaluru Duty Free pursue the Christmas spirit earnestly and certainly believe and support the concept of gifting. Here a few stocking stuffing ideas.

 

  1.   Johnnie Walker Black Label

Everyone loves a bottle of one of the finest Scotch blends there is – Johnnie Walker Black Label. Whether it’s the smooth texture or the fact that it is created using Whiskies from all four corners of Scotland, it is a splendid gifting option for winter. What better time than Christmas to present your dad or uncle with the fabulous Black Label? Get it here: http://goo.gl/xx2JSQ

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  1.   Chivas Regal Extra

As the name suggests, this Single Malt by Chivas Regal is extra special, mainly because of the higher proportion of Sherry cask-matured with a phenomenal blend of dark fruits, rich chocolate and a hint of spice. The result is brilliant to say the least and makes it an extra remarkable gift this Christmas for your favourite man! Order beforehand: http://bit.ly/1igO8qh

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  1.  Baileys Irish Cream

A mind-blowing fusion of the finest premium Irish Whiskey with cream-based liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream is beyond delicious. Let your loved ones indulge in the flavourful delight of this liqueur after a good festive meal. Get this awesome Christmas gift at our store. Buy here: http://bit.ly/1XO5qOU

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  1.   Lindt Assorted Pralines

When you combine the silky sensation of pralines with the richness of chocolate you get what is probably the best present this Christmas. Whether it’s for kids or adults this is the ultimate gifting choice for any age group. Pre order: http://goo.gl/BXaKtA

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  1.   Swiss Dream 3 Nuts

This chocolate stands out due to the different varieties of nuts in it. Milk chocolates embedded with flakes and whole nuts make this a great gift to sweeten Christmas celebrations. Buy it here: http://goo.gl/3kjiT8

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  1. Al Nassma Chocolates

Why not make this Christmas different with the scrumptiousness of these exotic Camel milk chocolates. We are sure you will not be forgotten for introducing your friends to a new chocolate eating experience. Pre order now:  http://bit.ly/1Q9UxCC

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  1.  Issey Miyake Nuit D’issey

This rare composition of a woody, spicy scent with a leather backbone, perfectly rounded off with a hint of sweetness, is the ideal gift for men of all ages. It makes an exceptional present for Christmas. Get it now:  http://goo.gl/htx5fk

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  1. Calvin Klein One

This clean and contemporary fragrance by Calvin Klein is a sensual scent that is best suited for both men and women. There isn’t an overpowering floral or fruity aroma rather refreshing green tea notes which is reminiscent of Summer even during the Winter. This will please your loved ones this Christmas. Buy now: http://bit.ly/1TFriX6

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  1. My Burberry

A delightful scent that is an epitome of supreme craftsmanship, lingering with fresh notes, this one is one for keeps. It also makes an excellent Christmas present for the women in your lives. Order first: http://bit.ly/1Tv0ZSG

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Check out our website www.bengalurudutyfree.in for a wide selection of gifting options that suit your budget. Have a Merry Christmas!

New Arrivals in Bengaluru Duty Free

At Bengaluru Duty Free, we value you – our customers so much so that we take every need and requirement of yours into consideration while stocking up our shelves. We know how exhilarating it is to see new additions into our already existing wide range of products. For our dearest customers, we have an array of exclusive new arrivals that will most certainly brighten up your mood.

  1. Single Malt – Various blends with an assortment of the finest spices and interesting flavours that go down smoothly, we bring to you a brand new selection of Single Malts. We have reformed our Single Malt cabinet to accommodate some of your most preferred brands. Bask in our new and improved collection: http://bit.ly/1ryHEacThe-Singleton-of-Glen-Ord-Liberte-100cls_big201472111462276
  2. Rum  – The sugar cane spirit has been resuscitated with our distinctive array of Rums ranging from Spiced Rums to 12 year old blends. In addition to our old collection, we have introduced some of the biggest names associated with top-quality Rum that will redefine the word ‘temptation’ for you. Savour our new collection: http://bit.ly/1Ddkz14 image01_big2015113175536949
  3. Vodka – We present to you, an improved selection of Vodkas, that augment your drinking affair. With unique and rare fruity flavoured Vodka, we can assure you that you will be impressed with our choice of Vodka, which is carefully picked and offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Enjoy this exceptional collection: http://bit.ly/1zjagpuBeluga-Gold-Line_BIG2015115152518125
  4. Gin – With a long history of evolution, Gin has come quite far and represents various origins styles, and flavour profiles some of which reflect in our latest collection of Gins. Our aim is to provide you with an extraordinary experience to drink this splendid selection of Gin. Take pleasure in every sip of our collection: http://bit.ly/1S2K3lHGin Mare_BIG2015102718400758
  5. Tequila – The most vibrant drink out of our entire spirit collection, the Tequila is a winner with all of you who like to have not just a good time but rather a hell of a time! So prepare to be mind-blown with our remarkably striking variety of Tequilas from all around the world. Have a gala time with our collection: http://bit.ly/1PeT9yg Camino-Tequila-Gold-40-75cls_big20141231281244
  6. Cognac – Most certainly a true connoisseur’s ultimate preference, Cognac always hits the spot with its magical flavour. That smoothness you feel as you take a gulp of one of the finest labels of Cognac, is a feeling of grand contentment. Get a taste of this contentment with our fine collection: http://bit.ly/17Yd7u0Leopold, XO Cognac_BIG20151027183714320
  7. Chocolates – Gorge on our wonderful new selection of chocolates that pack a sweet yet delicious promise in every bite. Don’t miss out on the exciting packaging of these chocolates that also carry an incredible taste you just wouldn’t want to stop relishing. Devour our latest collection of scrumptious goodies: http://bit.ly/1xtbJcmLindt_Dark_Pralines_Box_145g-Big2014525215424100

Gifting Solutions this Diwali

With Diwali celebrations just a few days away, preparations must be underway and excitement levels soaring in most households. It is a busy time of the year and with no time left to shop, we end up overspending on a box of mithai or chocolates when visiting friends and family.

For your ease, we have jotted down some really fabulous Diwali gifting solutions for you so you don’t have to run around last minute for gifts. And as a Diwali special gesture, everything is on offer!

  1.   Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch

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Everyone loves a bottle of one of the finest Scotch blends there is – Johnnie Walker Black Label. Whether it’s the smooth texture or the fact that it is created using Whiskies from all four corners of Scotland, it is a splendid gifting option for any occasion. We say what better time than Diwali to present someone with the fabulous Black Label? Get it here: http://goo.gl/xx2JSQ

  1.   Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Rum

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This happens to be one of the rarest premium spirits that exist. This blend by Ron Zacapa not only has a lot of flavour packed into a bottle, we feel the bottle itself deserves a special mention because that’s how magnificent it actually is. This dark Rum offers a smooth aftertaste and is a great way to say “Happy Diwali” to anyone who enjoys an incredible drink. Buy it here: http://goo.gl/H5vIT5

  1.   Chivas Regal Extra

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As the name states, this Blended Whisky by Chivas Regal is extra special. Why you wonder? Mainly because of the higher proportion of Sherry cask-matured with a phenomenal blend of dark fruits, rich chocolate and a hint of spice. The result is brilliant to say the least and makes it an extra remarkable gift this Diwali! Order beforehand: http://bit.ly/1igO8qh

  1.   Toblerone Tiny Bag

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When you combine the chewy sensation of Almond nougat with the rich chocolatey goodness and sprinkle it with love and honey, you get Toblerone. These iconic prism shaped chocolates are one of the best gifts to give this Diwali and the tiny bag means they get shared, so win win. Preorder: http://goo.gl/BXaKtA

  1.   Daim Mini Bag

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This chocolate stands out due to its smoky flavour. Yes, that’s right, smoky due to the caramel which tastes so distinctly amazing. Daim is a thin, flat layered hard and crunchy caramel covered in milk chocolates and has tiny flakes of almonds embedded inside. A great gift to sweeten Diwali celebrations that can be shared in its mini version. Buy it here: http://goo.gl/3kjiT8

  1.  Issey Miyake Nuit Dissey

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A woody-spicy composition with a leather backbone, perfectly rounded off with a hint of sweetness, this is the ideal gift for all men! These familiar notes with fresh and citrusy base notes are perhaps what every mans needs to feel revitalized. This long-lasting scent is something every man would desire. It makes an exceptional present this Diwali. Get it now:  http://goo.gl/htx5fk

  1. Roberto Cavalli Nero Assoluto

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This perfume strikes all the right chords between elegance and boldness. The uniqueness of this scent is brought out by the orchid accord and comprises of heart notes by black vanilla. This perfume is encased in a gorgeous black bottle and accentuates every bit of beauty that this scent is. It’s definitely an exotic gift for your loved ones this Diwali. Buy now: http://goo.gl/HfQwo5

Pairing Whisky with Food: 101

The cardinal rule for pairing Whisky with food is that you can’t mix and match as you please. Much like the broad spectrum of Wines that are paired with a wide variety of meats or cuisines, even Whisky can be paired with food based on how the flavours of the aforementioned complement each other.

This guide will take you beyond the Indian boundaries and flavours and into the old-school way of Whiskys paired around the world. This would give you a better idea of the range of flavours, thus making you a true connoisseur of Whisky. Right from the rich vanilla flavour found in American Bourbon Whiskey to the subtle smooth Irish Whisky to the not-so-subtle smokiness found in the finest Scotch, we give you a whiff of it all. This variation in flavours poses a challenge to pair food with Whiskey, especially due to the unlimited options. We have put together a list of some common foods that go with Whiskey and also recommend the kind of whiskies that go with it.

  • Meat

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One of the oldest tricks in the book is to drink an American Whiskey with barbecued foods or pulled meats such as beef or pork. This blends in with the intense aroma of such meats and the well-marinated flavours of barbecued meat. Jack Daniel’s Whiskey http://goo.gl/5uZrQJ and Jim Beam’s Bourbon http://goo.gl/V7gDDp make a good pairing with barbecued meat.

Lighter meats go best with Irish Whiskys such as Jameson Irish Whiskey http://goo.gl/EXbPts due to the similar vibrance they share. Irish Whiskey, typically offers a spicy freshness which makes up for the lack of strong flavouring of white meats that are grilled.

Richer Scotch blends like Johnnie Walker http://goo.gl/wdeYn0 are ideal for pairing with main dishes which are heavy on flavours like curries or steaks.

  1. Seafood

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The delicate and sweetish tinge that is found in seafood, make it a great pairing with Single Casks that carry similar traces of sweetness. Glenlivet Single Cask http://goo.gl/5qON9N  is a great combination with scallops or even crabs.

A very interesting supplement with Sushi is a Japanese Single Malt Whiskey called Yamazaki. This Whiskey carries an intense sweet aroma and washes down the soft and creamy texture of Sushi.

Lighter Whiskys are recommended with seafood as they complement the sweet undertone and enhance the flavors of each other.

  1. Cheese

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A  great accompaniment for cheese is Irish Whisky, the spicy flavour of the Whisky goes well with the pungency of cheese and balances out the sharp taste.

Even Single-Malt varieties like Johnnie Walker Black Label http://goo.gl/koVLWe  has a smoky yet intense aroma to it and is perfect with well-aged cheddar cheese.

  1.    Chocolate and dessert

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The Peated Malt has an amazing smoky flavour which is an acquired taste and let us warn you, it’s not meant for everyone. However, the upside of drinking this Whiskey is that it makes for a perfect match with dark chocolates.

Even lighter Scotch blends like J&B http://goo.gl/ZHnyX2 can be drank with a fruity dessert as they carry complex flavours with a pleasant and smooth aftertaste.

Bourbon Whiskeys provide just the right amount of sweet hints to go with a pecan pie or cheesecakes.

Desserts with meringues or a citrusy tinge go perfectly with Grained Whiskeys that augment the sweetness of the flavours.

It is quite an art to pair food with Whisky and if done right, you could establish that you know your Whiskies as well as you know your food. So stick to these very simple basics of Whisky pairing with food and also have a look at our collection of Whiskies and Single-malts before you get cracking on this guide: http://goo.gl/fCgQV4 http://goo.gl/bo0a4m