Qantas launches new spirits and winter menu

Campari landing on the menu in time for the busy European summer, and the Olympics!

New Australian gins are rolling out and Campari will be on offer in all international cabins for the first time with Qantas unveiling a revamped spirits selection on board alongside the airline’s new winter menu.

Australian favourite Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin will be the new standard gin pour across the Flying Kangaroo’s international First, Business and Premium Economy cabins. First inflight and lounge customers will enjoy sipping on a quarterly rotation of independent Australian gins including Applewood, Brookies, Beachtree ‘Quokka’ Gin and the Australian Distilling Co ‘Bondi’ Gin.

Campari is also landing on the menu in time for the busy European summer travel period and will be available for international customers across all cabins for the first time. The aperitif will be served in premium cabins with a new selection of roasted almonds, cashews and hazelnuts.

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Whisky lovers are also set to benefit from the update with Tasmania’s award-winning Lark Classic Cask making its menu debut in First, and Melbourne-based Starward Nova being served on Domestic Business Class.

Neil Perry, Qantas Creative Director of Food, Beverage and Service and his team of mixologists and sommeliers tasted and reviewed nearly 400 different products in designing the new spirit offering.

Phil Capps, Executive Manager of Product and Service said the new spirits selection and winter menu celebrates Australian suppliers on the global stage.

“We began planning for our new spirits selection more than 12 months ago with the intention to offer our customers a more premium choice when they fly with us.

Quokka Gin Sour - Beachtree Quokka Gin, Cointreau, mountain pepper, lemon

“With our flights to Rome restarting and Paris taking off soon, a new aperitif is the perfect way to start or end a European summer holiday.”

Shaved fennel salad with William pear, peans and parmigiano reggiano

Perry also designed the new winter menu to showcase seasonal produce. The menu features plant-based options across all cabins and each route has a menu inspired by the destination.

Qantas onboard winter menu highlights:

  • Prawn and kimchi dumplings with marinated cucumbers
  • Crudités with wattleseed and beetroot dip, native Australian greens and Persian feta
  • House made artichoke fagottini pasta with tomato consommé, peas, scallop and tarragon
  • Coconut sticky rice pudding with mango, toasted coconut and sesame
Hunan-style snapper with pickled and salted chillies

Qantas Lounge winter menu highlights:

  • Hunan style snapper with pickled and salted chillies
  • Duck ragu with soft polenta and green beans agro dolce
  • Plant based dining – roast sweet potato with spinach, olive salsa and preserved lemon
  • Roasted pear with gingerbread, pecans and yoghurt sorbet
Plant-based dining - Roast sweet potato with spinach, olive, salsa preserved lemon and cashew nut feta

Qantas new spirit selection:

  • Campari introduced across international cabins and Domestic Business as an aperitif option.
  • Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin introduced as new pour in International premium cabins.
  • Domestic Business: Starward Nova: Premium Victorian Single Malt Whisky aged in ex-red wine casks.
  • International Business: Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin introduced as new pour, H by Hine Cognac: New premium cognac offering.
  • International First: Rotating selection of premium independent Australian gins featuring: Beachtree, Applewood, Brookie’s, Australian Distilling Co. New Premium whisky selection featuring, Lark Classic Cask, Johnnie Walker Green Label and Singleton 15-Year-Old. Hine Rare Cognac will be offered as a new premium Cognac.
  • Lounges: Enhanced bar with Whisky, Australian gins and premium Vodka in Australian First Lounges. Spiced Rum, Campari and Canadian Club will be introduced in Qantas Club and Business Lounges. Aperol will be made available in Business Lounges.
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