27 August, 2008
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  • La Fée absinthe has released a lower-strength product targeted at price-conscious regional airports and charter airlines. La Fée NV is half the strength of the company's standard 68 per cent abv La Parisienne reference. A 70cl bottle will sell in duty-free at under £20.
  • Morrison Bowmore Distillers has produced an exclusive limited-edition Bowmore single malt whisky to coincide with the opening of BAA's new London Heathrow Terminal 5 later this year. The new whisky was selected by BAA-owned World Duty Free.
  • UK operator Alpha Group has opened a refurbished bar at Stockholm's Skavsta airport. The bar is 30m long, serving wines, beers, Champagnes and cocktails, as well as regular promotional activities from brands such as Carlsberg and Absolut.
  • World Duty Free reports sales of the UK's traditional Christmas tipple Baileys soared by 40 per cent over the weekend of December 14-15. Non-vintage Champagne sales rose 11 per cent, while a trend for trading-up led to an 18 per cent rise for prestige varieties.
  • William Grant & Sons has produced a rare and exclusive expression of The Balvenie malt whisky for Paris Charles de Gaulle retailer Aelia. The Balvenie Single Cask 1970 is priced at €680 and only 191 bottles are available.
  • A French luxury food retailer has created a branded wine corner in a new diplomatic shop run by Tunisian operator Hamila Duty Free in downtown Tunis, which opened in November. Wines stocked range in price from €10-€35.


Christian Davis

Diageo’s Special Releases - released

Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases are being debuted this evening (September 21). Here are my rambling tasting notes with comments from master blender Maureen Robinson interspersed with an occasional discussion about cake/dessert comparisons.

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