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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.

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.

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Comments (43)

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  • T says:

    I think you’re also legally obliged to link to Drink Aware for all advertising of alcohol:

  • cinereus says:

    Holy crap that’s expensive.

  • BSI1978 says:



  • DS says:

    additional 15% discount?

    Become Our Ginfriend & Get 15% Off your First Order!

    • Troll Basher says:

      Can’t combine offers

    • Andrew says:

      Tried that, doesn’t work on this as it’s discounted already. Also £4.50 delivery charge applies. But £36.50 for 1.2L of decent gin isn’t a bad deal, and I do like a bit of single use plastic!

  • Jonathan says:

    Equivalent of £18.67 per 70cl bottle which isn’t bad but the RRP @ £49/70cl is a bit of a stretch. I assume they’re going off the price it would have been on the BOB menu (£3.50/5cl bottle).

    • Journeying John says:

      Bob Price was over £6, demonstrating the gouging BA engage in on every product / service

      • flyforfun says:

        £3.50 manufactures RRP (at the mo in the sale). Then add the cost of getting it through to airside, the paperwork involved, storage etc. Then the cost of getting it on the plane and finally the cost of someone to serve you and provide cup, ice, tonic, swizzle stick and napkin. It adds up.

        A six pack of bottled beer costs around £4.50 in the supermarket (275ml size) and in a bar I paid £4.90 for a slightly larger bottle. They don’t have the same overheads as an airline getting F&B onboard.

  • Andrew says:

    Sold out. Deal dead.

  • Pid says:

    Already sold out, probably due to HfP!

  • Clsiow says:

    Seems to have sold out alreadt

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