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Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Whiskytaster » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:37 pm

Something of interest to those who like to buy limited edition bottles.

Various bottlings are launched for travel retail only ie:duty free shops in airports. The problem is you often don't hear about them and the staff are often clueless about Limited Editions. ( Last week I was told by the bloke at WoW in Heathrow that the 'old and rare' DL bottle of Port Ellen was in fact a 'distillery original bottling'. hmmmm :headbang:

Lets try and keep this as a running thread for notification of Travel Retail Exclusive bottles, so those of us who don't have 2 hours spare to examine each bottle individually in the airport, know what to look for.
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Whiskytaster » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:39 pm

Macallan Elegancia - if you can find it, being discontinued.
Macallan 10 Cask Strength - running out, being discontinued.

The Balvenie - Golden Cask, £37
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby slojo » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:28 pm

Excellent idea to have a separate thread for this :thumbsup:
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Leorin » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:41 am

Highland Park 21 - 47,5% (will change to 40% soon)
Highland Park 1997 Vintage 40%
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Leorin » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:43 am

Highland Park 16 y.o. 40% 1litre
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Whiskytaster » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:31 pm

Glenrothes Robur Reserve - Spanish Oak first fill sherry.
- not sure how many are still left around -
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby sinclair » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:02 pm

Glengoyne 14yr Golden Barrel or something ?
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby matrix » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:48 pm

Hello

I am about to go on my holidays and shall be passing through London & Hong Kong, I have recently started collecting whisky and really like the idea of this thread, it will help me be able to allocate a budget and pin point some whiskies with investment potential without having to spend too much time looking over the array of whiskies on the shelves. Any other bottles that I should keep my eye out for?

Thx
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby scotchdrinker » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:38 pm

matrix wrote:Hello

I am about to go on my holidays and shall be passing through London & Hong Kong, I have recently started collecting whisky and really like the idea of this thread, it will help me be able to allocate a budget and pin point some whiskies with investment potential without having to spend too much time looking over the array of whiskies on the shelves. Any other bottles that I should keep my eye out for?

Thx


You should definitely check out the World of Whiskies it is in London Airport I think. Below is the link to their website.

http://www.worlddutyfree.com/index.php/ ... skies.html
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Whiskytaster » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:11 am

Dalmore 15 100cl (standard release, but larger bottle than generally available)
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby les taylor » Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:42 pm

I'll be crossing the border into Scotland next weekend. What should I look out for in the duty free? :)
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:47 pm

Anything you can send to me!!

Have a good trip Les...and if you haven't yet tried the Talisker 57, which I haven't seen elsewhere, it's a lot of fun...
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby kallaskander » Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:17 pm

Hi there,

it could be helpful to watch


http://www.moodiereport.com/category.php?id=31


At the moment they have the new Glenfarclas 105 dumpy bottle on the starting page.

and


http://www.trend-news.com/default.asp?sel=Beverage


As for the "exclusive for travel retail" label - that is a laugh most of the times.

My retailer hat the Bowmore 21 yo Port matured 4 weeks before the official start in travel retail sales.

What is exclusive are the real expensive bottlings that are sold only at a certain airport.

The rest - just wait and see and you will be able to get them at your retailer.

At least here in Germany.

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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby r900p » Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:16 pm

Thats like the Laphroaig Triple wood, duty free, then very quickly availa le in germany. Thought it was coming on general release really hope it does.

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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Whiskytaster » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:53 am

Travel Retail Exclusives:- The Macallan 1824 Collection

The Macallan Select Oak - (40% ABV. RRP Price $53 / 1 litre)

The Macallan Whisky Maker's Edition - (40% ABV. RRP Price - $99 / 1 litre)

The Macallan Estate Reserve - (45.7 ABV. RRP Price $165 / 700ml)

*The Macallan 1824 Limited Release - (48% ABV. RRP Price - $2,000 / 700 ml)
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby scotchdrinker » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:25 pm

I was wondering if anyone has been through Stockholm Airport recently? A friend of mine said they would go to the Duty Free there and pick me up a bottle of whisky if I tell them what to get. Does anyone know what is available there?
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Swedish Chef » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:20 am

Scotchdrinker, below is a link to Stockholm Arlanda (the biggest airport there).
http://www.taxfreesmartshopping.nu/arn_d_en.htm
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby scotchdrinker » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:25 am

Swedish Chef,
I actually found that link about an hour ago. it is a pretty detailed site. Not sure on the prices tho. They don't seem much better than what I can find here.
Maybe there is some stuff that is there that isn't on there site. Do you know of anything.
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Pure Pot Head » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:52 pm

Jameson Signature Reserve - in a purple canister, anyone know what's in it?

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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:13 pm

scotchdrinker wrote:Swedish Chef,
I actually found that link about an hour ago. it is a pretty detailed site. Not sure on the prices tho. They don't seem much better than what I can find here.
Maybe there is some stuff that is there that isn't on there site. Do you know of anything.

Sorry for the late reply scotchdrinker, I plum forgot about this thread. :oops:
Sadly I don't know anything beyond what the link tells us. Most whisky (and other alcohol) is really expensive here, tax-free or not. I'm happy I don't live in Norway though, the prices there are truly horrible.
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby scotchdrinker » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:17 pm

Swedish Chef wrote:
scotchdrinker wrote:Swedish Chef,
I actually found that link about an hour ago. it is a pretty detailed site. Not sure on the prices tho. They don't seem much better than what I can find here.
Maybe there is some stuff that is there that isn't on there site. Do you know of anything.

Sorry for the late reply scotchdrinker, I plum forgot about this thread. :oops:
Sadly I don't know anything beyond what the link tells us. Most whisky (and other alcohol) is really expensive here, tax-free or not. I'm happy I don't live in Norway though, the prices there are truly horrible.


Not a problem. My friend ended up coming back empty handed so whats done is done. Thanks anyways.
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Swedish Chef » Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:48 pm

Your welcome scotchdrinker, to bad your friend came back empty handed.
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Whiskytaster » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:18 pm

Anyone know what Dublin Airport duty free is like for Scotch single malts?

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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Whiskytaster » Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:25 pm

Highland Park 1997 Vintage - Continental Europe airport duty free (Gebr. Heinemann stores)
approx 40 euro
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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby Wave » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:05 pm

At Heathrow....
Glenrothes 25 year old Limited Release £180.


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Re: Travel Retail Exclusives

Postby bcrossan » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:09 pm

I am headed to Europe in a week and will be in Gatwick, Frankfurt, and Copenhagen airports. Does anyone have any suggestions on bottles I shouldn't pass up on in any of the travel retail shops?
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