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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.

Pickerings British Airways Centenary Gin

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 🙂

To quote:

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.

Pickerings British Airways Centenary Gin

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.

Comments (43)

  • Declan says:

    Is no one concerned that they used the best of British flora and FAUNA for the botanicals!?

  • old bob says:

    I’m the sort to go out and buy Gin at 6.00am if its cheap, though me and Geoff prefer a pint of Ruddles, Old peculiar , London pride, Timmy Taylors Landlord, etc if im being honest.

  • Novice says:

    I thought Bojo was hell-bent on tackling obesity. Maybe he should start at the empty calories. In a couple of years, I can imagine headlines will read ‘Increase in alcoholism has been linked to the 2019 pandemic that sweeped the world’ 😂

    • TGLoyalty says:

      There will be more than alcoholism to worry about when all the dust has settled.

  • Andrew says:

    Probably not the retailers of choice for much of the HfP readership, but I have a dirty little secret… When I’m nearby, I can’t help but slip into a “Home Bargains”.

    Whilst pubs are reopening, there’s a glut of mixers and premium soft drinks (that are getting close to their “best before” date) being quietly dumped or distributed in the sub-prime retail sector.

    Fevertree, Fentimans, Bundaberg, Schweppes and Britvic were all on the shelf at silly prices. Obviously the varieties can be a bit random, so don’t make a special journey.

    (They also had boards of Scampi Fries for anyone wanting the true pub experience to go with their premium gins.)

    • old bob says:

      You sir are a man after my own heart! god bless you. Nothing better than a packet of scampi fries or pork scratchings to provide sustenance over a pint or three.

    • Anna says:

      Where I live a trip to Home Bargains is a day out! Purchases are unloaded and marvelled at and discussed endlessly at work the next day 😂

    • Gordon Chalker says:

      ”Fevertree, Fentimans, Bundaberg, Schweppes and Britvic” at knock down prices, there is an upside to this pandemic and it is hitting the food and beverage sector hard !

    • Anna says:

      I’ve jus noticed that one of the most-read articles in the local paper today is that a new Home Bargains is opening nearby soon 🤣

      • Nick says:

        Home Bargains, where selling stuff cheap is profitable enough to allow its owner to commute to work by personal helicopter! Makes you wonder just how high normal retailers’ margins are.

  • Lady London says:


    The Australian Frequent Flyer world seems to do very well out of luxury watch and car vendors. Not just ads, but a few feature articles.

    In the UK, it seems it’s alcohol! 🙂

    • Rob says:

      We’ll get Sinead to work on the watch and car companies now the site looks half-decent 🙂

      • Lady London says:

        You’ll know where to look. Seriously, the Aussies do it very well. Looking at it as a dumb user, it looks like the No.3 category behind those 2 is latest phones esp Samsung with occasional others (big gap after cars and watches to this No.3) then again to No.4 with a gap, occasional travel headphones and very very occasionally a house speaker. Biggest gap between No.1-2 and the rest. Content for all is of a very high pretty independent standard though. None of this would repeat the way it does unless the audience was a good match.