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YVR welcomes World Duty Free store

A Second World War-era whisky made its world debut at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) today (Sept. 20) as part of the grand opening of North America’s first World Duty Free store. The debut of the second release of Generations Glenlivet 70 Year Old affirmed the significance of the World Duty Free “Connoisseur Collection”at YVR – just days after the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, during which the cask was laid. The rare Scotch malt whisky is the last from a cask laid down in 1940, when few casks were made due to rationed grain and fuel. Four of the 100 bottles available will be sold for $35,888 per bottle until Nov. 1 exclusively at the World Duty Free store at YVR. In addition to its “Connoisseur Collection”offering the finest selection of premium whisky in North America, YVR’s World Duty Free has the largest duty-free beauty department in North America. It includes an extensive range of premium products and brands such as Sisley, Crème de la Mer, La Prarie, Chanel, Dior, Lancome and Estee Lauder. The 1,450-square-metre walk-through store is located after security in the International Terminal, where it anchors nine other duty-free stores at YVR as part of a new World Duty Free Group shopping experience. (

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