Duty Free Malts at ThailandMay 24, 2018
The Balvenie Triple Cask 16June 2, 2018
Duty Free malts at Bangalore
After sharing the pictures of the Malt collection in the Bangkok international Airport, today I am posting pictures from our very own Bengaluru International Airport.
Now for the members and the readers important information:
1. Prices are almost the same when compared with the Duty free at Bangkok
2. The range of single malts is similar, though the floor space and quantity of malts at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport was far higher- I would also add that if the vault collection is taken into consideration the Bengaluru airport duty free scores higher!
3. Staff knowledge on single malt whisky and the collection at hand at Bengaluru was surprisingly much better than the one at Bangkok and infact when compared to the other few duty free stores that I have visited. Good recommendations were being made by the staff and most of them were fairly accurate. (Evident that they were trained by the promoters etc. But good to see them engaging actively)
4. Booking in advance really helps as you get additional discounts on collection
SMAC recommendations for the Malt collection at the airport: The Vault collection by itself is handpicked so everyone of them are stellar malts, the compass box versions of spice tree, hedonism are simply outstanding. Benromach, Kilchoman, Springbank whiskies would be my pick. ( Please do note that the prices on these are a tad higher than the international market). There are a couple of Octomore 's left on the shelves so peat heads pick them up as soon as you can.
The Glenlivet Nadurra options are always good with the Oloroso first fill and the American white oak first fill versions.
The Talisker North is a fantastic cask strength Talisker and I would pick that up right away.
The Port Charlotte, Laphroaig PX and our very own Paul John cask strength versions of Classic and Peated would be the picks
P.S forget about that bottle of Bere Barley 2009 😉
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