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Thu 01 Nov 2012

Delhi Duty Free Launches John Walker & Sons Odyssey

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New Delhi, November 01, 2012 – Strengthening the luxurious and magnificent spirits portfolio at its shops, Delhi Duty Free, India’s largest duty free retail space in India at the T3, IGI Airport, has launched JOHN WALKER & SONS™ ODYSSEY™, a spectacular, award-winning blend from the JOHN WALKER & SONS renowned portfolio of luxury spirits. Inspired by the vision and entrepreneurial spirit of Sir Alexander Walker, John Walker & Sons Odyssey commemorates the 80th anniversary of one of Sir Alexander’s most remarkable innovations – a whisky decanter that could move to match the motion of the sea.

John Walker & Sons Odyssey is a unique triple malt inspired by the golden era of sea travel. Developed by Master Blender Jim Beveridge using Sir Alexander’s hand-written notes, John Walker & Sons Odyssey has been carefully blended and married in European oak casks to create a drink that brings to life the House of Walker’s signature big, bold flavours, and delivers exceptional smoothness. Created by blending three perfect whiskies together to create the aromas, tastes, flavours and sensations that Sir Alexander was looking for when he created the original blend almost 80 years ago.

Said Mr. Steve O Connor, CEO, Delhi Duty Free Services Pvt. Ltd, “Delhi Duty Free boasts of a uniquely large and truly lavish range of malts from across the world. Our ‘Luxury Collection’ is our pride and is truly admired by the affluent Indian travellers who have an eye for luxury. To match the expectations of our connoisseurs and to give them the very best, we are proud and honoured to introduce the exclusive John Walker & Sons Odyssey. Created for the progressive and game-changing individuals in mind, this high-end whisky is sure to ignite the taste buds of the aficionado of luxurious whisky.The fact that the company has decided to launch this high-end whisky in Asia Pacific ahead of the global launch, demonstrates the potential of the region and of the duty free retail business in the country.”

This spectacular Scotch whisky has also drawn the attention of the industry as it was recognized in July with a gold medal at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). This honour places John Walker & Sons Odyssey in the company of some of the finest and most established whiskies in the world – an amazing feat for such a new spirit.

A 70CL bottle of JW Odyssey will be available at Delhi Duty Free for USD 990.

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