Heathrow Airport, Chase partner to launch GB Gin
UK’s Heathrow Airport and Chase Distillery have created new GB Gin, which will be an airport-exclusive product.
The new gin flavour has been created as part of a six-week-long gin festival celebrating the spirit. As part of the new partnership, 10,000 dark green bottles of Heathrow Exclusive GB Gin by Chase Distillery are retailed at the airport.
The bottle features a union flag and prominent GB marking. Heathrow's retail and service director Chris Annetts said: “Gin is a quintessentially British drink and a really popular choice for our passengers and the Gin Festival is a great way to celebrate this fantastic spirit.
“We’re really excited for passengers to try this unique gin; combining British craftsmanship with the finest ingredients from our much loved global destinations. We hope our passengers enjoy the new, distinctive flavour as much as we have enjoyed working with Chase Distillery.”
Chase Distillery created the new Heathrow GB Gin using potato spirit from its Single-Estate farm in Herefordshire. The company also used Juniper from Macedonia for its oil content and flavour and Oris root from China for its floral tastes, which is balanced with sweetly honeyed elderflowers also from the Chase farm. The product also features warming spice from Madagascan cloves.
Gin sales at the airport are reported to have increased by 36% last year. Currently, Heathrow Airport offers more than 40 varieties of gin to its visitors.
Image: The new gin flavour has been created as part of a six-week long gin festival. Photo: courtesy of Heathrow Airport