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Issue 46 - Travelling in style

Whisky Magazine Issue 46
March 2005


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Travelling in style

Joe Bates provides a guide to the best duty free purchases and looks at the best stores to buy from. This issue: World of Whiskies

Best Buy

Glen Garioch 46 Year Old

Morrison Bowmore is best known in travel retail for its smoky Islay malt Bowmore, which has grown rapidly to become one of the top 10 malts in duty-free. However, the whisky distiller is also keen to build the profile of Glen Garioch, its smaller, award-winning Highland malt, and has released the oldest expression yet. Bottled on May 1st 1958, only 328 bottles of Glen Garioch 46 Year Old have been made available.

Travellers will be lucky to get their hands on a bottle of this 43% abv whisky as only 60 have been allocated to the duty-free channel. With a price tag of £1,200 per bottle, distribution is likely to be limited to major international airports only.

The liquid is described as having eucalyptus notes on the nose, opening up to reveal peaches and cream aromas. There are hints of smoked oak and vanilla sweetness on the palate, while the finish is pleasant and crisp.

Recommended Buy

Glengoyne 12 Year Old Cask Strength

At the more affordable end of the market comes a new cask strength whisky from independent family-owned company Ian Macleod distillers.

Glengoyne 12 Year Old Cask Strength is an unchill-filtered single malt, which has been bottled at a powerful 57.2% abv. It joins a growing Glengoyne portfolio, which already includes 10, 17, 21 and 30 year old expressions and limited edition bottlings. Glengoyne 12 Year Old Cask Strength has a nose redolent of sherry and toffee apples. There is honey, cocoa and fruit on the palate,...

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