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A Flight Before Your Flight: Killing Time at Brisbane International Terminal

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Dreaming about whisky bars in exotic lands, but have an international flight between you and that cosy little speakeasy? Your holiday starts NOW, and with so much time to kill between check in and boarding (3 hours to be precise), we’ve found a way to combine your duty-free shopping with your pre-take off tipple. 

We’ve tried (and failed) to sweet talk our way into the business lounge, but luckily our new favourite bar is ready to whisk(y) us away from reading trashy mags at the boarding gate with oodles of rare and popular whiskies – and it’s right within JR/Duty Free at Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal. 

Brisbane International Terminal

Travel your way around the globe before you’ve even found your seat with hundreds of whisky varieties –  from the Scottish Isles and Ireland to Japan and beyond. Best yet, 30% of whiskies carried here aren’t available anywhere else in Brisbane. 

Hello, Ballantines 21 Year, it is you we’re looking for. 

Keen for a pre-flight flight to wet your whistle? JR/Duty Free has your back with free whisky tastings of over 100 varieties. From peaty to sweet(y), sit back and relax whilst whisky experts talk you through the huge range – finding your perfect match has never been easier, and we all know your holiday budget has a little wiggle room for a cheeky pre-fly buy.  

Next time you’re waiting to board, stop stressing and get sipping. Whether you’re a total whisky novice or an aficionado, there’s a dram with your name on it. 

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