What has happened to duty free whisky prices? Just passed through Terminal 4 at JFK and bottles all seemed more expensive than buying outside the airport. Regular Blantons was $115, the Uncle Nearest 1854 was $57 compared to $49 at a local liquor store, and Knob Creek 9 year old seemed about the same as retail given 1 litre vs 700ml. Even things on promotion like Suntory Ao and Hibiki were noticeably higher than local retail. Is this a result of mixed domestic and international flights? Is there no actual tax saving going on?

Posted by Chris Ratcliff at 2024-02-14 23:47:30 UTC