Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Duty Free recommendations

All your whisky related questions answered here.

Duty Free recommendations

Postby Scotty Mc » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:30 pm

My Folks are off to Portugal tomorrow morning (I'm driving them to the airport so I can't have a dram! :cry: )

They're flying from Newcastle (UK) and have asked what I want :wink:

I'm under the impression that the majority of airport duty free's stock the same kind of selection however, correct me if I'm wrong!

Anyone have any suggestions?
Scotty Mc
Silver Member
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:33 pm
Location: Sunderland, UK

Postby DaveM » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:54 pm

That's why God invented cell phones. If your parents really love you, then they will call from the duty-free shop and then you can make your own selection! :lol:
DaveM
New member
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:00 pm
Location: Victoria Canada, Whistler, Maui

Postby Lawrence » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:03 pm

Well, you might ask for a Laphroaig Quarter Cask..........
Lawrence
Matured cask
 
Posts: 5019
Joined: Wed May 21, 2003 1:01 am
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

Postby Scotty Mc » Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:47 pm

DaveM wrote:That's why God invented cell phones. If your parents really love you, then they will call from the duty-free shop and then you can make your own selection! :lol:


Haha! Not at 5am in the morning after I've gone to bed!! :wink:
Scotty Mc
Silver Member
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:33 pm
Location: Sunderland, UK

what scotch?

Postby Froagi » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:41 am

I would get up any time of the day or night or stay up till any time of day or night if someone was going to pick me up some good Duty free Scotch. you sir either have plenty of Scotch already or don't care for it as much as the rest of us here. I wish you the best regardless Mr. but if it were up to me I'd go for a Laphroaig too.

Cheers
Froagi
New member
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:10 am
Location: South East Washington St.

Postby BruceCrichton » Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:10 am

Macallan 12, assuming you are a fan of Macallan at all, is the one to get.

It's not available in Britain. The 10 year old Cask strength is also excellent.
BruceCrichton
Double Gold Member
 
Posts: 1274
Joined: Mon May 07, 2001 1:01 am
Location: Falkirk, Stirlingshire, United Kingdom

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:57 am

I assume the QC is widely available in the UK now, is it not? Naturally you'll want something unusual.

I'd take a phone call at any time for a good bottle, myself. That doesn't mean that, later on, I would like the choice I'd made when half asleep.
Deactivated Member
 

duty free

Postby Froagi » Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:05 am

the Macallan CS is the best of the Macallans I've tasted so far. I have no doubt they get even better with age.

Cheers
Froagi
New member
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:10 am
Location: South East Washington St.

Re: what scotch?

Postby Scotty Mc » Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:27 pm

Froagi wrote:I would get up any time of the day or night or stay up till any time of day or night if someone was going to pick me up some good Duty free Scotch. you sir either have plenty of Scotch already or don't care for it as much as the rest of us here. I wish you the best regardless Mr. but if it were up to me I'd go for a Laphroaig too.

Cheers


I do love whisky but I ain't staying up for 24+ hours straight for one bottle. Yes I do have a decent size collection.

However, UK duty free at the particular airport was for non-EU members so the cost would be the same. On that note, I did manage to buy two bottles of Bowmore 12yo and practically a buy one, get one free deal :wink:
Scotty Mc
Silver Member
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:33 pm
Location: Sunderland, UK

Duty Free

Postby Froagi » Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:57 am

Congrats on the bargain Bowmore. We could all stand of bit of that luck time to time. At least it's not priced out of reach where I'm at but I know I'd load up on a deal like that. Hope you get something good out of the exercise.

Cheers
Froagi
New member
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:10 am
Location: South East Washington St.

Postby JimHall » Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:38 am

SCOTTY

In some of the airport shops you may be lucky to find Macallan 20's,30's & 40's

These are a range of replica whiskies from each of the decades.
there are really well packaged and compliment any collection especially if your collection is on display.

ps. any good whisky pubs in Sunderland. I work very close to Sunderland
JimHall
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:51 pm
Location: Alloa Scotland

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:33 am

Don't forget the '50's, JH! These "replicas" are not highly reputed, but they do look nice on the shelf. I'm short the '20's myself; as soon as I find one, I think I'll crack them all!
Deactivated Member
 

Postby JimHall » Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:41 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:Don't forget the '50's, JH! These "replicas" are not highly reputed, but they do look nice on the shelf. I'm short the '20's myself; as soon as I find one, I think I'll crack them all!



Just testing Spud i knew you were out there!!!!...... ps. You passed.
JimHall
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:51 pm
Location: Alloa Scotland

Postby Scotty Mc » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:10 pm

JimHall wrote:SCOTTY

In some of the airport shops you may be lucky to find Macallan 20's,30's & 40's

These are a range of replica whiskies from each of the decades.
there are really well packaged and compliment any collection especially if your collection is on display.

ps. any good whisky pubs in Sunderland. I work very close to Sunderland


Erm.......... nope. Although a decent pub is Fitzgeralds, serves all the ales. They might serve a few drams but I aint sure. Where abouts do you work?

As the whisky my folks got me, they stumbled throught the door with Balvenie 15yo single cask.............. that'll do me nicely :wink:
Scotty Mc
Silver Member
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:33 pm
Location: Sunderland, UK

Postby JimHall » Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:51 pm

I work in South Shields.

I'm not really a lover of ale....never drink it (lager from time to time).
Aye sounds like a nice bottle you got there.
JimHall
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:51 pm
Location: Alloa Scotland

Postby Scotty Mc » Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:49 pm

JimHall wrote:I'm not really a lover of ale....never drink it


:shock: :shock: LOL!

I work in South Shields.


Ahhhh, land of the sand-dancer then! You wouldn't have happend to have found any whisky clubs around the area?
Scotty Mc
Silver Member
 
Posts: 261
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:33 pm
Location: Sunderland, UK

Postby JimHall » Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:06 pm

Scotty Mc wrote:
JimHall wrote:I'm not really a lover of ale....never drink it


:shock: :shock: LOL!

I work in South Shields.


Ahhhh, land of the sand-dancer then! You wouldn't have happend to have found any whisky clubs around the area?


I think your right.
Not been working there long but might need to start my own whisky club.
JimHall
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:51 pm
Location: Alloa Scotland

Return to Questions & Answers

Whisky gift and present finder