EDIT: It keeps going from Sold Out to in-stock to Sold Out. Back to Sold Out at 9am.
I’m sure that Pickering’s Gin was delighted when it was selected to produce miniatures of British Airways Centenary Gin to serve onboard, as part of the #BA100 celebrations.
Things clearly haven’t worked out as planned though.
We’ve already seen Brewdog selling off its exclusive British Airways beers via its website as it attempts to clear unsold stock. Pickering’s is now doing the same.
Via this page of its website, you can buy 24 x 5cl miniatures of British Airways Cententary Gin for just £32. The standard price was £84.
The bottles are plastic, for that genuine in-flight experience.
I think I’m legally obliged to tell you it is 38.4% alcohol and that you should be Drink Aware. Because, let’s be honest, the HfP community is the sort that rushes online to buy gin at 6am causing the supplier to sell out by 8am 🙂
A world first, this gin has been expertly distilled to taste as good at altitude as it does on the ground. Our unique ten botanical blend celebrates the very best of British flora and fauna with rose petals and heather lending a soft and sweet note to our signature Bombay blend.
Intriguingly, it comes with two sets of tasting notes depending on the altitude at which you drink it. This is due to the impact of altitude on taste.
Tasting Notes at 30,000 ft:
A naturally balanced sweet and spiced gin with a beautiful note of juniper and sweet citrus from the lemon myrtle paired alongside the heather and rose petal. This is balanced against the sweet spice of cinnamon and cardamom to give a lovely flavoursome gin.
Tasting Notes at 10,000 ft and below:
A complex and beautifully classic gin with a bouquet of bold, floral juniper and zesty, sweet, lemon myrtle citrus. Delicate hints of rose and Scottish heather, warming cardamom and cinnamon spice.
You can order a tray of miniatures here.
Hat-tip to Paddle Your Own Kanoo.