British Airways to serve limited edition whisky… in 2031

British Airways has created a limited edition whisky which it will serve to customers, but not until 2031.

The Centenary Cask – created to celebrate the carrier’s 100th birthday and also to mark World Whisky Day on May 18 – has been mixed and poured at the Inchdairnie distillery in Fife, Scotland.

The spirit will mature over the next 12 years, before being decanted into 300 limited-edition bottles and served onboard in 2031.

According to BA the cask is made of American oak – a nod to the up to 30 journeys the carrier makes across the Atlantic each day – with a cask head made of French oak, a tribute to the first flight to Paris made by BA forerunner AT&T in 1919.

In addition Inchdairnie has created a Centenary Cask programme, with 12 casks set to be filled on August 25 (BA’s official 100th anniversary), and available for purchase between now and September.

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Commenting on the news Kelly Stevenson, British Airways’ Wine and Beverage Manager, said:

“Celebrating our centenary is all about honouring our airline’s history, as well as looking to the future.  Inchdairnie has a modern and innovative approach to whisky distilling and we’ve incorporated touches with a nod to our history. In years to come our customers will be able to enjoy it from the comfort of their seat – we know it will be worth the wait.”

The Centenary Cask is the latest in a series of limited-edition products designed to celebrates BA’s centenary, from the Speedbird 100 IPA in partnership with Brewdog, to British Airways-branded Marmite jars.



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