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Travellers offered unique Glen Garioch Single Cask bottlings

Glen Garioch’s New Year is off to a flying start as a series of exclusive single malt whiskies hand-selected by the World Duty Free Group hit the shelves this January.

Aimed at passengers flying from regional airports across the UK, the 11 exclusive Glen Garioch Single Casks were specially selected by staff from World Duty Free store teams at key UK airports including Gatwick North, Gatwick South, Heathrow Terminals 1, 3, 4 and 5, Stansted and the three Scottish airports in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as the Biza store teams in Manchester.

Teams visited the Glen Garioch distillery in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, to personally hand-select their own individual Glen Garioch Single Cask which will be exclusively available to purchase from each respective airport’s World Duty Free store.

With some casks yielding just 58 bottles each, the World Duty Free range of Single Casks will be a must-have for whisky lovers, enthusiasts and travellers looking for a truly special spirit.
Paul Hunnisett, Head of Sales Europe said, “We are delighted to get off to a great start in 2013 by partnering with the World Duty Free Group, who are the industry’s leading travel retailer. Some of the airport teams from around the country sampled many casks during their time at the distillery and embraced the charm of the Highlands and the hand-crafted process peculiar to Glen Garioch.”

“Each cask represents the very essence of Glen Garioch and its artisan origins and air travellers will have the chance to enjoy what is considered the quintessential Highland malt. What makes these bottlings really special is that each World Duty Free store team has personally picked a cask that they believe will provide customers at their own regional airport with a unique taste of the Highlands.”

Nigel Sandals, Buying Manager Liquor, UK at World Duty Free Group said: “Glen Garioch is the epitome of Highland charisma and malt magic in a glass. The distillery produces a beautiful range of single malt whiskies that are enjoyed by our customers across the UK airports. World Duty Free store staff had an amazing experience when they visited the distillery to have the opportunity to try Glen Garioch’s fine selection of handcrafted Single Casks.

“Our customers will have the chance to purchase a Single Cask exclusive to each airport, so they can taste their own Highland experience.”

The Glen Garioch Single Casks come in a range of specially crafted cartons and each bottle is individually numbered and marked as a World Duty Free special edition.


Product Information for each WDF airport

World Duty Free Gatwick North
Cask Number 2906 was filled in November 1999 at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum. It spent the following 12 years patiently maturing in North American Oak until it was individually chosen on 7th September 2012 by World Duty Free Gatwick North, World of Whiskies.
Notes: Creamy and sweet. Smooth vanilla candy and barley sugar with a hint of rhubarb and custard with notes of chocolate, buttered toast and aniseed.
ABV 58.2%.
World Duty Free Gatwick South
Cask Number 828 was filled in October 1997 at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum. It spent the following 15 years patiently maturing in North American Oak until it was individually chosen on 7th September 2012 by World Duty Free Gatwick South, World of Whiskies.
Notes: Roast chestnut and baked apple with a gentle spice and a smooth coffee into the finish. ABV 53.8%.
World Duty Free Terminal 1
Cask Number 989 was filled in March 1998 at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum. It spent the following 14 years patiently maturing in North American Oak until it was individually chosen on 7th September 2012 by World Duty Free Terminal 1, World of Whiskies.
Wood spice with a pleasing apple crumble and yule spice. Then onto a Chocolate orange cream with lightly toasted hazelnuts and a brittle toffee finish. ABV 52.3%.
World Duty Free Terminal 3
Cask Number 661 was filled in February 1998 at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum. It spent the following 14 years patiently maturing in North American Oak until it was individually chosen on 7th September 2012 by World Duty Free Terminal 3, World of Whiskies.
Rich and roasted with chocolate, hazelnuts and warming all spice build on the palate and linger into the finish. ABV 57.9%.
World Duty Free Terminal 4
Cask Number 2911 was filled in November 1999 at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum. It spent the following 12 years patiently maturing in North American Oak until it was individually chosen on 7th September 2012 by World Duty Free Terminal 4, World of Whiskies.
Unexpectedly aromatic with Eastern spices. Sandalwood, musk and cedar with ginger and toasted nutmeg. ABV 57.9%.
World Duty Free Terminal 5
Cask Number 668 was filled in February 1998 at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum. It spent the following 14 years patiently maturing in North American Oak until it was individually chosen on 7th September 2012 by World Duty Free Terminal 5, World of Whiskies.
Sweet with a herbal twist. Cinnamon spiced berries, vanilla and lemon sherbet with just gathered bay-leaf linger into the finish. ABV 53.9%.
World Duty Free Stansted
- Cask Number 4633 was filled in November 1998 at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum. It spent the following 13 years patiently maturing in North American Oak until it was individually chosen on 7th September 2012 by World Duty Free Stansted, World of Whiskies.
Vibrant and verdant. Bursting blackberry and elderflower softened by vanilla and brambly woods. Leave a long and lingering finish. ABV 61%.
Biza Manchester
Cask Number 663 was filled in February 1998 at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum. It spent the following 14 years patiently maturing in North American Oak until it was individually chosen on 7th September 2012 by World Duty Free Manchester, World of Whiskies.
Beautifully balanced. Chocolate praline and nougat interwoven with milky jasmine. Heather honey lingers to the end. ABV 56.3%.
World Duty Free Glasgow
Cask Number 10997 was filled in November 1978 at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum. It spent the following 33 years patiently maturing in North American Oak until it was individually chosen on 16th August 2012 by World Duty Free Glasgow.
Complex with an intriguing sweetness. A fruit medley of Damson plums and baked apples combine with crème-brulée and lashings of custard cream. Subtle peat smoke appears and lingers into the finish. ABV 54.8%.
World Duty Free Edinburgh
Cask Number 670 was filled in February 1998 at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum. It spent the following 14 years patiently maturing in North American Oak until it was individually chosen on 26th September 2012 by World Duty Free Edinburgh.
Deep and enticing. Rich velvety mocha with deep elderberry fruits and a warm spicy kick of cumin and cloves linger on the finish. ABV 58.9%.
World Duty Free Aberdeen
Cask Number 1807 was filled in May 1986 at Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum. It spent the following 26 years patiently maturing in North American Oak until it was individually chosen on 16th August 2012 by World Duty Free Aberdeen.
A wave of butterscotch and rolling tobacco intertwine with Scottish heather and the seductive scent of wild gorse. Deeper blackcurrant, elderberry and herbal vine notes build up on the palate and linger into the finish. ABV 52.4%.

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