Whisky Magazine Issue 63
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Joe Bates checks out the latest offers in Dublin
Ireland's booming economy has led to phenomenal growth at Dublin airport in the 1990s and 2000s. Last year the country's main international gateway broke the 20 million-passenger mark for the first time, and 2007 is set to be an even busier year.
The high-percentage of transatlantic traffic means the airport shops are particularly well stocked with Irish whiskeys – what better gift for American tourists returning home?
There are three Travel Value shops selling whisk(e)y at the airport, which are located in Piers A, B and C, all of which stock between 50 to 60 varieties.
The assortment even contains a few whiskeys, which may be of interest to collectors. These include Midleton Very Rare 1973 (duty-free 21,600/duty-paid 22,000); Midleton Very Rare (duty-free 295.15/dutypaid 2125); Dungourney Pure Pot Still (duty-free 2395/duty-paid 2450), and finally Jameson 18 Year Old Master Selection (duty- free 272/duty-paid 2100).
There is a nice range of Irish malts from Bushmills too such as the acclaimed Bushmills 21 Year Old Madeira Finish, Bushmills 16 Year Old and Bushmills 10 Year Old.
The shops hold frequent tastings and promotional offers run on a regular basis.
Recent deals have included buy any two for 230 on Paddy, Powers, Crested 10 and Ballantine's; and buy two and save 20 per cent on Jameson 18 Year Old and Midleton.
If you want to check whether a particular whisky is in stock, ring the free customer service line on +353 1800 747 747 before you travel. You can pre-...