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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.