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Virginia Gentleman
08-22-2006, 16:42
Has anyone flown internationally out of O'Hare recently? I would like to know what bourbons they carry in the duty free store. I am flying to Ireland and I am going to the Cooley distillery for a private tour. I promised the person who is giving me the tour a bottle of bourbon. With the new rules I can't bring it with me so I have to rely on duty free or chance it in my checked luggage.

Scott

FlashPuppy
08-22-2006, 16:46
I am sure that they have the WT 12 year export there. Great pour at an exceptional price, a very definitive bourbon in my eyes.

jeff
08-22-2006, 16:51
Has anyone flown internationally out of O'Hare recently? I would like to know what bourbons they carry in the duty free store. I am flying to Ireland and I am going to the Cooley distillery for a private tour. I promised the person who is giving me the tour a bottle of bourbon. With the new rules I can't bring it with me so I have to rely on duty free or chance it in my checked luggage.

Scott

My understanding is you can't purchase any duty-free bourbon at all right now.

Virginia Gentleman
08-22-2006, 16:57
My understanding is you can't purchase any duty-free bourbon at all right now.

I made a few calls and they have eased up on the duty free stores. As long as they deliver it to you after you board the plane you can have it.

cas
08-22-2006, 18:31
I flew out of Ohare last October and picked up some WT sherry signature. I don't think they had the 12 year.
Craig

Virginia Gentleman
08-22-2006, 18:43
Did you like the WT sherry signature? I have never tried it or known someone who has.

Scott

ThomasH
08-22-2006, 20:25
i have a bottle of WT sherry signature I bought in Windsor, Ontario. it is ok but is much better mixed than straight. It mixes pretty well with 7 UP.

Thomas

smokinjoe
08-22-2006, 20:52
Scott, I don't know if this helps, but when I flew out of LAX last week they had a sign at the Duty Free Shop that stated..."Business as Usual". It went on to explain that you could buy anything, and could retrieve it at sometime....Don't know details, but it seems maybe things have loosened up? I'm guessing if LAX has gone this far, then most major airports, including ORD have also?

JOE

cas
08-23-2006, 05:18
Did you like the WT sherry signature? I have never tried it or known someone who has.

Scott

I thought it was very nice. The sherry is mostly in the nose, not so much on the tongue. Of course the setting helped too, I drank it with some good friends in northern Sweden over the course of a couple snowy evenings. I would definitely buy it again.

The last time I saw the WT 12 year in duty free was in Cincinnati last summer.

Craig

RedVette
08-23-2006, 13:54
It will depend on which terminal you fly out of. If you are on United or Lufthansa and fly out of Terminal 1 there are two very small duty free shops with little or no selection. I picked up a bottle of Rare Breed a couple of months ago for $32 no tax. If you are flying out of terminal 5 I understand that there is a bigger store but I have not flown out of there, so I cannot tell you what they have.

mbergal
08-29-2006, 00:24
It will depend on which terminal you fly out of. If you are on United or Lufthansa and fly out of Terminal 1 there are two very small duty free shops with little or no selection. I picked up a bottle of Rare Breed a couple of months ago for $32 no tax. If you are flying out of terminal 5 I understand that there is a bigger store but I have not flown out of there, so I cannot tell you what they have.
Yes Terminal 5 has a bigger store, but I don't think it's bourbon selection is much better.

mbergal
08-29-2006, 00:34
Did you like the WT sherry signature? I have never tried it or known someone who has.

Scott
Bought it in Chicago duty free for $35. Didn't like it at all. Sherry just overpowers bourbon in nose and taste - don't recommend to buy it. Rare Breed is a much better deal and I believe the best Chicago Duty Free has to offer (As I remember there was also nicely priced 1L WR bottles, but I am not a big fan of it). Flew to Scotland from T1 in June.

P.S. I wish Binny's opened a specialty store in O'Hare, something like "Whisky World" in Heathrow.

TimmyBoston
08-29-2006, 04:01
P.S. I wish Binny's opened a specialty store in O'Hare, something like "Whisky World" in Heathrow.


My estimation is that with the new restictions of airports and the TSA, I doubt a liquor store could get permission to set up shop, without having previously done so.