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Le Clos & The Macallan Smash Duty Free World Record – Again!

For the third time in 18 months, Le Clos has broken the record for the largest single sale in duty free with The Macallan at Dubai International (DXB). Following the $500,000 sale in December 2016, the Dubai based (Maritime and Mercantile International – MMI owned) luxury retailer has sold a 29-bottle collection of one of the world’s most sought after single malt whiskies.

This latest sale, includes Fine and Rare expressions from 1937 – 1990 and further reinforces Le Clos’ position as one of the leading global retailers of The Macallan. Le Clos’ expansive aged range and exclusive collections includes; The Master of Photography collection, The Golden Age of Travel, The Macallan in Lalique and The Macallan Fine and Rare collection.

Andrew Day, Group Chief Executive Officer MMI, commenting on the record-breaking sale, said: “To achieve a second duty free world-record sale in just six months with The Macallan is a tremendous milestone. It reinforces the strength of our partnership, Le Clos’ world-class retail environment and recognition of the iconic nature of The Macallan itself.”

Day added, “Le Clos and The Macallan will continue to develop our partnership. We will shortly launch the newly designed shop-in-shop in our flagship Concourse A store at Dubai International (DXB), ensuring that Le Clos remains the destination of choice for those seeking iconic collectibles by continuing to set the standard in luxury travel retail.”

Igor Boyadjian, Managing Director, Edrington Global Travel Retail added: “This latest record breaking sale is testament to the powerful and unique partnership between The Macallan and Le Clos.  Not only is there clear alignment on how to cater to luxury spirits consumers but there is also a perfect dovetailing between Le Clos’ luxury retail expertise and The Macallan’s status as the ultimate luxury spirit. We look forward to strengthening this partnership in the future, and are determined to enhance continuously the retail experience for consumers, especially in key locations such as Dubai International Airport – a truly world-class facility with the very highest standards.”

On the series of record-breaking sales and on-going relationship shared by Le Clos, The Macallan and Dubai Airports, Eugene Barry EVP Commercial and Communication Dubai Airports stated, “Dubai Airports is delighted to host Le Clos at Dubai International, and we congratulate both them and The Macallan on another outstanding sale at DXB. Since inception, Le Clos has been a key partner in helping Dubai Airports create meaningful passenger experiences in the premium travel retail area.  Three record-breaking sales in just over 18 months is proof of the success and power of this partnership.”


Andy Gould
Group Marketing Manager
+971 4 330 4030 ext. 419

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  • Shop our range of the best wines and spirits from the comfort of your home or the sky. Our portfolio is always being updated, so if there is something you are looking for that may not be available online or if you have any questions about our range please email and one of our highly qualified team will respond. You can collect your purchases at Dubai International airport:

    • On Arrival at DXB from our stores in Terminals 1 & 3 Baggage Claim area
    • On Departure from DXB from the store closest to your gate
  • Visit one of Le Clos’ nine stores in Terminals 1 & 3 at Dubai International airport.

    Discover an exceptional duty free experience that includes highly qualified expert advisors who speak over 20 languages, concierge delivery services in the airport, complimentary bottle engraving and in-store tastings, you are sure to discover your inner connoisseur at Le Clos.

  • Le Clos has nine outlets within Dubai International airport

    Terminal 1

    D Gates

    • Near Gate D13
    • Arrivals Hall – Baggage Claim

    Terminal 3

    A Gates

    • Near gate A1
    • Emirates First Class Lounge
    • Emirates Business Class Lounge

    B Gates

    • Between the entrance to the Emirates First & Business Class Lounge
    • Emirates First Class Lounge

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    • Near Gate A1
    • Emirates First Class Lounge
    • Emirates Business Class Lounge

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  • Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3 – B Gates

    • Between Emirates First Class and Business Class Lounges
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    Phone number: +971 4 220 3633