Whisky Magazine Issue 80
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Joe Bates heads out east to find a surprise in Eastern Europe.
In passenger satisfaction survey after survey Prague Ruzyne airport comes out head and shoulders over other eastern European airports.
Pleasantly surprised travellers expecting to find a crumbling Soviet Block-era dinosaur discover a modern facility boasting short security queues, clean facilities and friendly staff.
For those with time to kill before their flight, the airport also boasts more than 85 shops and restaurants spread out over its three terminals.
Unusually, each terminal offers customers a choice of competing duty-free shops, which is good for keeping prices keen. Our pick of the bunch for whisky is the recently opened Luxury Lounge, which is located in Terminal 2 directly after security.
As the name suggests, the product selection is aimed at those with deeper pockets with plenty of expensive Bordeaux wines and vintages Champagnes on display.
Happily,however, given these lean times, the single malt offer provides plenty of reasonably priced drams such as Laphroaig 10 Years Old (CZK1,099/£36.60), Highland Park 16 Years Old (CZK1,190/£40), Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or (CZK1,390/£66.40) and the duty-free exclusive Glengoyne Burnfoot (CZK799/£26.60).
Stepping up in price, look out for the likes of Glenfarclas 21 Years Old (CZK1,990/£66.70), The Macallan Fine Oak (CZK2,790/£91.78), Glenmorangie Signet (CZK3,990/£133), Aberfeldy 21 Years Old (CZK2,790/£93) and Glengoyne 21 Years Old (CZK2,690/£90).
The store has an extensive selection of blended Scotch whi...