Pilot, Hiru Bathija has launched De Havilland Gin inspired by the first commercial jet flight which saw a De Havilland DH106 fly from London to Johannesburg in 1952.
The spirit of De Havilland Gin is deeply connected to the earth of two continents. Inspired by the bravery, precision and pioneering spirit of classic aviators, De Havilland Gin celebrates the best of the British and South African botanicals in a classic small batch London dry gin created with meticulous attention to detail.
Each bottle of small-batch distilled gin is labelled with its own unique flight number and signed off with the pilot’s signature. Just like the classic golden age of aviation De Havilland is a London dry gin made with precision-engineered purity. It is naturally derived from grain spirit with only authentic botanicals added for flavour.
On the 2nd May, 1952 history was made when ‘Yoke Peter’ a De Havilland jetliner (the DH106) took off from London to make the world’s first commercial jet flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Our first flight of gin calls to mind the flavours and fragrances that those early aviators and their passengers would have experienced in 1952.
A smooth, velvety nose that is rich with juniper, aniseed, and tantalising spice. On the palate delicate citrus blossom (orange and lemon). Sharp, tangy and sweet. Sometimes notes of pomegranate and raspberry with a hint of bitterness.
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