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Five Best Liquor Available only at Duty-free

For many liquor enthusiasts, the allure of premium alcohols is undeniable. Yet, despite their fervent interest, accessing these coveted spirits can often prove challenging. Whether due to limited availability or high prices, some of the world’s finest liquors remain elusive to all but the most fortunate. However, fret not, as we’ve handpicked a selection of these sought-after gems, bringing them together in one carefully curated list available exclusively in duty-free. From rare whiskies to artisanal tequilas, this collection offers a rare opportunity to indulge in the best of the best. Join us as we unveil a lineup sure to excite the senses and satisfy even the most discerning of palates.

Chivas Extra 13

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The Chivas Extra 13 Rum Cask Selection embodies a legacy of innovation dating back to the 19th century when John and James Chivas pioneered a spirit of exploration in Aberdeen. Their relentless pursuit of flavour led to the creation of the Chivas Extra 13 range, an ode to their audacity. This exceptionally sweet whisky, finished in rum casks, marries the luxurious Chivas house style with tropical influences. With a nose redolent of citrus, a palate bursting with juicy orange, apricot jam, and honey, and a finish characterised by lingering sweetness and a hint of cinnamon, it promises a sensory journey like no other. Priced at ₹5090 and available exclusively at Delhi, Bombay, and Bangalore airports, it stands as a testament to Chivas’ commitment to pushing the boundaries of taste and tradition.

Jameson Caskmates

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Jameson Caskmates emerges from a unique collaboration between Jameson and Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery, where our triple distilled whiskey undergoes a transformative aging process in craft stout-seasoned oak barrels. While retaining our hallmark smoothness, this innovative union infuses the whiskey with tantalising notes of cocoa, coffee, and butterscotch, affirming the stout’s influence. With an aroma evoking freshly cut hay, crisp orchard fruits, and subtle pot still spices, the journey progresses to a taste characterised by the initial sweetness of Irish pot still, enhanced by hints of hops and cocoa beans from the beer cask finish. Its finish, long and sweet with echoes of milk chocolate and butterscotch, leaves a lasting impression. Priced at ₹3790 and available exclusively at Delhi, Bombay, and Bangalore airports, Jameson Caskmates stands as a contemporary icon of Irish whiskey craftsmanship, inviting all to indulge in its head-turning allure.

Glenmorangie Signet

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Inspired by a moment of revelation during a leisurely cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, Signet emerges as a testament to Dr. Bill’s visionary approach as our Director of Whisky Creation. Born from spiralling mocha flavours that lingered in his thoughts, Signet embodies years of meticulous craftsmanship, marrying the intensity of our precious chocolate malt spirit with the richness of rare casks. Distilled once a year in our lofty stills, its espresso-like aroma fills the air with the allure of an Italian coffee bar, while bourbon and sherry casks contribute creaminess and sweetness, balanced by the spice of virgin charred oak and some of our oldest whisky. The result is a velvet explosion of flavour, where bursts of bitter mocha, sizzling spice, and waves of dark chocolate intertwine with mellow butterscotch. Priced at ₹50,900 and available exclusively at all airports, Signet offers a whisky experience unlike any other, where crackling spices, dark toffee, and crystallised orange peel dance on the palate, culminating in a finale of chocolate-coated raisins and orange.

Ardbeg 25 Year Old

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Ardbeg’s indomitable smoky essence defies the constraints of time, as evidenced by the accolade-winning ‘Aged and Caged’ Ardbeg 25 Years Old, crowned the World’s Best Scotch Whisky by The 2023 New York World Wine And Spirits Competition. Aged for a quarter of a century in ex-bourbon casks, this venerable expression unveils the pinnacle of complexity and allure within the realm of Islay single malts. With each sip, Ardbeg 25 Years Old asserts its supremacy, showcasing a symphony of intricate flavours that defy expectation. Priced at $1,100 and exclusively available in Delhi, it invites enthusiasts to embark on a sensory journey that transcends time and tradition, revealing Ardbeg at its most profound, balanced, and captivating.

Dion Julio 1942

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Don Julio 1942 Tequila epitomises both widespread acclaim and meticulous artistry, standing as a testament to unparalleled craftsmanship. Handcrafted from carefully selected 100% Blue Weber Agave plants nurtured in the volcanic soils of Mexico’s Jalisco highlands, each bottle embodies a legacy of excellence. Through a traditional 72-hour slow roasting process in masonry ovens, the agave achieves a depth of complexity unmatched elsewhere. Matured for a minimum of two and a half years in American oak barrels, every batch of Don Julio 1942 Tequila exudes its hallmark smoothness and rich character. Under the guidance of master distiller Enrique de Colsa, each sip promises an unforgettable journey of the senses. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the cornerstone of indulgent cocktails, Don Julio 1942 Tequila guarantees to captivate discerning palates and leave an indelible impression. With notes of caramel, vanilla, and warm oak, it offers a symphony of flavours to be savoured. Priced upon request and exclusively available in Delhi, it invites enthusiasts to savor the epitome of tequila excellence, crafted with precision and passion.

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