Heathrow launches destination inspired exclusive gin
Heathrow and Chase Distillery have partnered to create an exclusive gin, only available at the UK’s biggest international airport. The new flavour has been created as part of a six-week long gin festival celebrating the incredibly popular spirit, which also sees the creation of a limited edition range of G&T-Bags inspired by the airport’s top 10 destinations. Visitors can also enjoy exclusive gin cocktails and dishes infused with the spirit in a number of restaurants throughout Heathrow.
Heathrow Exclusive GB Gin from Chase Distillery
10,000 bottles of the new Heathrow Exclusive GB Gin, by Chase Distillery will be available to purchase at Heathrow from 1st July. The distinctive dark green bottle has a union flag on the front and prominent GB marking to signify the very British drink.
To create the unique Heathrow GB Gin, Chase began by using the finest award-winning potato spirit from their Single-Estate farm in Herefordshire. After 119 distillations, the spirit is rested for ten days before being transferred into their pot still “Ginny”.
The finest botanicals from around the world were selected for the gin: Juniper from Macedonia for its superb oil content and flavour, the start of every gin should have the very best juniper. Oris root from China for its floral notes balance with sweet honeyed elderflowers from the Chase farm. Warming spice from Madagascan cloves. So much flavour into a small still requires the botanicals to be split between the still and the infusion chamber. After four hours of vapour infusion, the distillate is then blended back to a perfect balance, using additional award winning spirit and water sourced from the farm’s borehole.
Each batch is individually made and signed off by James Chase before being hand finished with a wax dip on the bottling line.
Chris Annetts, Retail and Service Director at Heathrow said:
“Gin is a quintessentially British drink and a really popular choice with 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.”
William Chase, said:
“We are very proud and delighted to be working with World Duty Free and Heathrow on the Heathrow Exclusive GB Gin. We’re now in our tenth year at Chase Distillery and what better way to celebrate this than in style at Heathrow, with its passengers”