Last night (Tuesday December 3), I attended a tasting of Balblair vintages. We tasted five whiskies, 2003, 1997, 1990, 1983 and 1969, prefaced by a glass of Balblair’s base spirit.
Patrón Spirits International has announced new travel retail listings in airports across the globe, including, most recently, Tokyo Narita Airport, via NNA Retailing.
“Narita is one of the crown jewels in our global duty free footprint,” said Patrón Spirits International COO John McDonnell. “The spirits offering at Narita has long been dominated by brown spirits and local products and so a listing for Patrón there is enormously significant.”
From November, NNA Retailing will offer Patrón Silver, Patrón Reposado, Patrón Añejo, Gran Patrón Platinum, and Patrón XO Cafe coffee liqueur in Narita’s terminal 1 and 2.
Also in Asia, Patrón has confirmed listings for Patrón tequilas, Patrón XO Cafe and Pyrat Rum at Seoul Incheon airport (via Indulge Korea.) Patrón Silver and Patrón Reposado have also entered duty free in Cambodia, with Dufry and at TTL in Taiwan. Patrón Silver, Reposado, Añejo, and Patrón XO Cafe will be available there next month.
In Europe, travellers in Armenia, Belgrade, Milan, and Morocco, can now find Patrón products at Dufry stores in those countries’ gateway airports. Patrón Silver, Patrón XO Cafe and Pyrat rum are also available at Helsinki Airport, via Finnair.
In the Middle East, Patrón Silver, Patrón Añejo, Patrón XO Cafe and Ultimat vodka have also recently been listed at Muscat Duty Free in Oman. Also, in South America, new listings for Patrón Silver, Patrón Reposado, Patrón Añejo and Gran Patrón Platinum have been confirmed with Dufry for airports in Ecuador (Guayaquil), Argentina (Ezeiza and Aeroparque), and Uruguay (Montevideo and Punta Este.)
“It’s very exciting to see the momentum behind our brands, all across the globe,” said McDonnell.
Patrón products are available today in more than 130 airports worldwide, and more than 700 total duty free outlets.