Top Whisky Picks for Airport Shoppers This Festive Season

Top Whisky Picks for Airport Shoppers This Festive Season With the festive season approaching, finding that perfect gift for family, friends or colleagues is quickly becoming top of our to-do lists. And rather than battle the high street frenzy or wait for online shopping deliveries, many consumers are making their travel plans count – by exploring the great selection of gifts available in Travel Retail.

Today, almost $3billion (Source: CIR Research) per year is spent on gifts by travellers as they pass through airports – with one third of this spending taking place over the holiday season. In particular, Scotch Whisky is a huge draw - 44% of those shopping for spirit gifts choose whisky - with Travel Retail boutiques offering access to a wide range of brands, exclusive offers and unique limited editions which cannot be bought elsewhere.

To help travellers choose the perfect gift for the whisky lover in their life, we’ve put together this list of our top Travel Retail picks for 2015 – with something for every budget and every taste.

Top Whisky Picks for Airport Shoppers This Festive SeasonHAIG CLUB™ LIMITED EDITION: THE DECANTER SERIES
The first limited edition from HAIG CLUB™: this bold, one-off special edition has been inspired by the handcrafted crystal decanter that was commissioned as a gift from HAIG CLUB to David Beckham to celebrate his 40th birthday, earlier this year. It is also reminiscent of a long standing tradition of exquisite decanters produced by the House of Haig in order to celebrate and commemorate special occasions. A gift of unquestionable style and substance, this rare and unique bottle is the perfect gift this holiday season.

The whisky has a clear, golden amber colour with a sweet aroma of toffee, vanilla and butterscotch. It is smoother and more accessible than you would ever dare expect from a Scotch making it an ideal purchase for the new generation of Scotch drinkers.

· Pack size: 1 Litre
· ABV: 40%
· RRSP:USD60, £39, €48

THE SINGLETON OF GLENDULLAN™: TRAVEL RETAIL EXCLUSIVES
Right from the very first sip, THE SINGLETON™ experience is one of immediate pleasure in its entirety. THE SINGLETON OF GLENDULLAN GLENDULLAN CLASSIC™, THE SINGLETON OF GLENDULLAN DOUBLE MATURED™ and THE SINGLETON OF GLENDULLAN MASTER’S ART™ single malt Scotch whiskies are crafted in the signature style - famous for being smooth and gentle on the palate. They are accessible, immediately enjoyable and great-tasting single malt whiskies which are light and delicate with a subtle complexity and are all exclusive to Travel Retail.

· Pack size: 1 Litre
· ABV: 40%
· RRSP: USD89 - USD179, £57 - £103, €70 - €125

Top Whisky Picks for Airport Shoppers This Festive SeasonJOHNNIE WALKER® GOLD LABEL RESERVE™ LIMITED EDITION (EXCLUSIVE TRAVELLERS’ EDITION)
Inspired by the spirit of travel, JOHNNIE WALKER® GOLD LABEL RESERVE™ Exclusive Travellers’ Edition is a new, limited edition bottle design for the brand’s creamiest and smoothest, award-winning blended Scotch Whisky. The striking metallic gold-coloured bottle has been imprinted with a beautiful image of the world map for a luxurious embossed effect. Exclusive to duty free, this is the perfect gift for intrepid travelers and explorers, and whisky lovers alike.

· Pack size: 1 Litre
· ABV: 40%
· RRSP: USD70, £49.50, €59.75, AUD84

JOHNNIE WALKER® PLATINUM LABEL™ 18 YEAR OLD TRAVEL RETAIL GIFT PACK
JOHNNIE WALKER® PLATINUM LABEL™ 18 Year Old is a sophisticated blend created by JOHNNIE WALKER® Master Blender Jim Beveridge. Up to 18 carefully selected Scotch Whiskies from distilleries across the four corners of Scotland are blended to create this very special Whisky. Rich in Malt Whiskies that have been matured in Oak Casks for 18 years, this blend is exceptionally well rounded and supremely smooth- the perfect gift to celebrate these special occasions. This exclusive gift pack offers travellers a free 20cl bottle of the whisky, alongside the 1 litre bottle, presented in a striking gift box.

· Pack size: 1.2 Litre
· ABV: 40%
· RRSP: USD112, £89.50, €103, AUD112

Top Whisky Picks for Airport Shoppers This Festive SeasonJOHN WALKER & SONS XR™ 21 Year Old
Launched earlier this year, the new look JOHN WALKER & SONS XR™ 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky is available to travel retail customers exclusively in a 1 litre format. Presented in an elegant decanter inspired by the art deco era and house in an exquisite polished gold box, this is the ultimate gift for super deluxe whisky drinkers in a format which cannot be purchased elsewhere.

The whisky is a superior blend of exceptional smoothness and depth that contains whiskies that are aged for a minimum of 21 years, and drawn from extremely rare Johnnie Walker reserves – including some from distilleries no longer in existence.

· Pack size: 1 Litre
· ABV: 40%
· RRSP: USD178, £115, €140

JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE LABEL™ LIMITED EDITION DESIGN
JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE LABEL™ is well renowned as the ultimate gift for whisky lovers. An exquisite blend made from some of Scotland’s rarest and most exceptional Scotch Whiskies, only one in every ten thousand casks has the elusive quality, character and flavor to deliver the’ remarkable signature taste of JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL.

This limited edition design celebrates the ‘Art of Blending and Flavour Experience’ of this premium whisky is a stunningly engraved bottle designed by artist (and whisky lover) Shan Jiang.

· Pack size: 1 Litre
· ABV: 40%
· RRSP: USD258, £152.80, €206.50, AUD258

Top Whisky Picks for Airport Shoppers This Festive Season PORT ELLEN™ 33 YEARS OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
With only 210 bottles existing in the world and only available in travel retail, this once-in-a-lifetime island malt has become one of the most exclusive and sought after Single Malts in the world today, following the closure of its distillery in 1983. Intensely smooth and sweet-centred with gentle salt and spice notes, this well-structured whisky is both complex and robust beyond its years, crafted to be savoured and enjoyed.

· Pack size: 70cl
· ABV: 50.5%
· RRSP: US$7,020

CRAGGANMORE™ 43 YEARS OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Believed by some to be the oldest Single Malt ever bottled, this exclusive product has been produced from a hand-selected single cask, with only 474 bottles available exclusively in Dubai Duty Free.

This whisky is a complex, dry and bittersweet Single Malt. Unusually spicy, it has great depth of character and a long, dry finish with pleasingly charred warmth to compliment these cold winter nights.

· Pack size: 70cl
· ABV: 47.4%
· RRSP: US$3,800

ROYAL LOCHNAGAR™ 36 YEARS OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria and Consort Prince Albert in 1848, this single cask release is one of the oldest crafted by the original distillery. With only 174 bottles available, across Travel Retail and domestically, this extremely rare and precious Single Malt is deep and rich in character with an abundance of fruit and spice.

Pack size: 70cl
ABV: 57.6%
RRSP: US$5,550

Top Whisky Picks for Airport Shoppers This Festive Season


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