Irish Whiskey Collection opens at Dublin AirportBy Melita Kiely
A new-look Irish Whiskey Collection outlet offering 121 different expressions has opened in Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1.
Created by London-based airport specialist retail design company The Design Solution, The Irish Whiskey Collection is located within the airport’s new €8 million store The Loop, which boasts a total of 371 whiskies from around the world.
In addition, there are six stands displaying numerous limited edition whiskeys carrying price tags from €3,000 to €6,000.
Aer Rianta International (ARI), a subsidiary of Dublin Airport Authority, operates the store.
“This was a fantastic project to work as we were able to create an epicentre bringing the feeling of a bar to the heart of the buzz in this popular store,” commented Kevin Patience, creative director of The Design Solution.
“With a stunning emperado marble surface, the bar is also a functional piece of furniture which makes the most of the space – always a scarce commodity in airport stores.
“We took the original design we had created in Terminal 2 in 2010 which features extensive copper and contemporised that heritage in a luxury solution that makes it easy for shoppers to explore and navigate the category.”
The design of the store has been chosen to emulate the “contemporary masculinity of a gentleman’s club”, and features polished copper framing, black painted glass and amber back-illuminated acrylic to “play on the tones from the whiskey”.