Delhi Duty Free, duty free retail operator at Terminal- 3, IGI Airport, in association with Bacardi Global Travel Retail has launched the limited-edition blended Scotch whisky – Dewar’s Legacy Collection 1893 becoming the first duty free in the country to sell the limited edition. According to the company officials, the collection has been blended from 20 rare and long-aged whiskies, many of which were used by Dewar’s founder, John Dewar. Only 1,000 individually-numbered bottles of Dewar’s Legacy 1893 will be released.
The special limited edition blended Scotch whisky commemorates the first Royal Warrant awarded to Dewar’s 120 years ago. Dewar’s claims to be the only whisky to have received a Royal Warrant from every British monarch since 1893 when Queen Victoria recognised the quality of Dewar’s.
Presented in a hand-blown crystal decanter with handcrafted silverware made by Scottish craftsmen, the design is inspired by the dirk, the Scottish ceremonial dagger. The dirk is decorated with a thistle motif with detailing in 22-carat gold, and has as its centrepiece nine sapphires inspired by the famous Stuart Sapphire, owned by many Scottish kings before it became part of Queen Victoria’s Imperial State Crown. The decanter is housed in a burr walnut and gold metal box, which displays some of the awards won by Dewar’s.
Speaking on the occasion, Duncan Lawley, CEO, Delhi Duty Free Services, said: “Delhi Duty Free is viewed as a premium retail destination with an extremely brand conscious audience who travel frequently. We have always endeavored to provide our customers an opportunity to experience and purchase the most exclusive products from around the world. We have also had the fortune of being selected as the launch pad for several products of leading brands and this time too we are first in Country to launch Dewar’s Legacy Collection. We expect to see these doing very well with our customers.”
Delhi Duty Free Services Pvt. Ltd. (DDFS) is a joint venture company between DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited) and Yalorvin Limited, a subsidiary of Aer Rianta International cpt. (ARI). The company was awarded the concession to manage and operate the Duty Free Shops at Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. DDFS claims to be the single largest duty free retail operator in India operating out of T3.
The Bacardi Global Travel Retail Division was established as a stand-alone business unit in January 2006. It retails premium and super-premium brands, including Bacardi rum, Grey Goose vodka and flavoured vodkas, 42Below vodka and flavoured vodkas, Bombay Sapphire gin, Dewar’s blended Scotch whisky, Martini vermouth, Baron Otard cognac and Benedictine Dom liqueur.