Emirates has invested in long term partnerships with some of the world’s best alcohol brands and introduced a new spirits menu across all classes. It includes a mix of niche, hand-crafted brands as well as popular and well-loved spirits such as Hennessy cognacs in all classes including the exclusive Hennessy Paradis in First Class and for a limited period on select routes the extremely rare Hennessy Paradis Impérial.
Emirates’ new spirits menu is an extensive offering of over 30 new spirits and liqueurs served across all classes. The new selection was created by an in-house team of experts who spent two years working directly with suppliers to curate the brand new spirits offering. The spirits complement Emirates’ world class offering of over 80 fine wines and champagnes served across its network daily.
To launch the new spirits menu, Emirates organized a special cognac tasting at the Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge on a flight to Paris last month. The first-of-its kind masterclass at 40,000 feet was led by Mr Alfred Tesseron, owner and Chairman of Tesseron Cognac. Tesseron Lot 29 XO is a niche, hand-crafted cognac that scored 100 points by celebrated wine critic Robert Parker, and is by a brand that is centuries old and still family owned.
Among premium brands served in First Class are the Dalmore King Alexander III, the only single malt Scotch whisky in the world created using a unique six-cask finish; Belvedere luxury vodka; Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whisky and premium Guatemalan rum, Ron Zacapa Centenario XO. In Business Class and at the iconic Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge, customers will be offered to taste Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15 year old single malt Scotch whisky, small batch premium bourbon Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select, craft gin Sipsmith, and more. Economy Class passengers will enjoy Dewar’s White Label Scotch whisky, Beefeater gin, Russian Standard Original vodka, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey and Bacardi Carta Blanca rum – the world’s most awarded rum.
Emirates has also refreshed its cocktail menu by adding the Negroni, Old Fashioned and Aperol Spritz while retaining some of its most popular orders on board such as the classic Bloody Mary, Mojito and Kir Royal.