Heinemann and Glenfiddich

By Doug Newhouse |

To mark the occasion of Hamburg Airport’s 100th special anniversary year, Heinemann Duty Free is giving travellers the rare opportunity to buy one of only 100 bottles of Glenfiddich 1982, a Limited Edition E.495 ($711) whisky from the Glenfiddich Rare Collection, which was personally selected by the retailer’s co-owner Gunnar Heinemann.

The first bottle was presented to mark the airport’s birthday to Hamburg Airport Executive Board members Michael Eggenschwiler and Claus-Dieter Wehr who accepted it after Gunnar Heinemann surprised them when he announced that he had selected the rare whisky last autumn on after visiting the William Grant & Sons distillery in the Scottish Highlands and sampling it with Glenfiddich Malt Master, Brian Kinsman.

In a statement, both airport executives said: “A whisky gets better with age – just like Hamburg Airport! 100 years ago we started with an airship hall for zeppelins and a handful of passengers. Today, 13 million passengers take off or land here each year and they demand outstanding services and interesting shops. 

“It is a great pleasure to work with such a strong partner as Gebr. Heinemann, and together we strive to constantly offer travellers a new, unique experience – for example in the form of this exclusive Glenfiddich 1982 Limited Edition celebrating Hamburg Airport’s 100th birthday.”

William Grant’s Andrew Torrance added: “William Grant & Sons and Gebr. Heinemann share an undeniable passion for whisky, so it makes sense that they should join together to make this exclusive offer possible. 

“We are honoured to partner with Heinemann in creating such a unique spirit in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Hamburg Airport.” 

Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman added: “Like Heinemann, William Grant & Sons remains entirely family owned and the passion and pioneering spirit that they have shown in international travel retail is echoed by the one that goes into the creation of every single drop of Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky.”

Gunnar Heinemann agreed: “This cooperation sees us unite our passion and know-how to create a true highlight for whisky connoisseurs.” 

Hamburg Airport has launched a large campaign to celebrate its 100th anniversary and Gebr. Heinemann is embracing this with the Glenfiddich 1982 Limited Edition whisky at the same time as offering many other products connected to the history of aviation and the dream of flying.



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