Miami,
12
December
2017
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08:43 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

MIA welcomes the first Johnnie Walker Store in the Americas

Diageo Global Travel and Johnnie Walker are proud to announce the opening of a new luxury store in partnership with Duty Free Americas at Miami International Airport. The first of its kind in the Americas and MIA, the Johnnie Walker Store is located in the airport’s Concourse D.

Offering a luxurious interactive shopping experience, this new 1,145 sq. ft. store features an exclusive Johnnie Walker variant exhibition which showcases the latest products from the brand as well offering shoppers special personalisation and gifting opportunities through unique gifts, customised labelling and engraving services. The heritage and special edition bottle displays will take visitors on a journey through the proud history and provenance of the world’s No.1 Scotch Whisky*, and give them the opportunity to indulge in a tasting experience at the store’s elegantly designed bar.

Johnnie Walker’s world-renowned brand speaks for itself, which is why we are extremely proud to be the first airport in the Americas to feature one of its luxury stores. Congratulations to Diageo and Duty Free Americas on achieving this major milestone.
MDAD Chief of Staff Joseph Napoli
I would like to thank our partners at Duty Free Americas and Miami International Airport for this collaboration. Miami International Airport is the largest gateway between the United States and Latin America with over 44.5 million passengers travelling through it last year alone. This has made it a vital place for the super deluxe Scotch Whisky category and therefore the ideal location for the opening of this luxury Johnnie Walker Store. Designed to educate and inspire travellers, this store offers an interactive shopping experience that explores the history and pioneering spirit of this much-loved brand.
Dayalan Nayager, Managing Director, Diageo Global Travel

Inspired by the location, Johnnie Walker will offer a limited-edition bottle to consumers. Created by local Miami illustrator Ernesto Maranje, the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Miami Edition brings to life the brand’s journey from the agricultural lands of Kilmarnock in Scotland to the glistening shores of Miami through a series of hand-drawn illustrations. With only 500 bottles produced, this limited-edition bottle celebrates the pioneering spirit of Johnnie Walker which was one of the world’s first international brands to make its way to the USA in 1883. This special collector’s edition is currently on display in the store and will be available for purchase from March 2018.

We are excited to partner with Diageo to open the first Johnnie Walker Store in The Americas. This stunning whisky emporium has created an immersive luxury retail experience for our consumers looking to purchase and experience something extra special. Duty Free Americas remains committed to providing shoppers with engaging brand experiences and therefore we are delighted to welcome this exciting new addition to Miami International Airport.
Leon Falic, President, Duty Free Americas

The store will also be offering a range of Scotch whiskies for consumers to discover. Each is one of many single malt and grain whiskies that are available to the makers of Johnnie Walker in their pursuit of flavour. This will include The Singleton, Talisker, Oban, Lagavulin and some of our Special Release malts.

The Johnnie Walker Store is now open to travellers to enjoy in Miami International Airport’s North Terminal, located near Gate D14.

Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, is America’s third-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of more than 100 air carriers and is the top U.S. airport for international freight. MIA, along with its general aviation airports, is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of $33.7 billion annually and welcoming 70 percent of all international visitors to Florida. MIA’s vision is to grow from a recognized hemispheric hub to a global airport of choice that offers customers a world-class experience and an expanded route network with direct passenger and cargo access to all world regions. MIA is committed to sustainable practices. Learn more at www.MIAefficiency.com. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, transportation and more, visit www.miami-airport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.