I collect airline drink menus so that we can compare the selections.
Help me out: if you're traveling snap a cell phone picture of the drink selection from the in-flight magazine and send it to me along with the name of the airline and month of your flight. My email address is to the right.
British Airways, August 2014
Reader Kenney M. reports that drinks are still complementary on transatlantic flights on this airline. Spirits: Gordon's Gin, Smirnoff Vodka, Johnnie Walker (red) scotch, Otard cognac, Glenlivet scotch. Not listed but available: Jack Daniel's.
Frontier Airlines, August 2014
Ooh, another airline that charges extra for gin. On the other hand, both Bulleit and Breckenridge bourbons. On the other hand, they charge 2 bucks for non-alcoholic beverages? Booo. Thanks to reader Star M. for sending it in!
Spirits: Bacardi rum, Bulleit bourbon, Finlandia vodka, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Bombay Sapphire gin, Breckenridge bourbon, The Macallan 12 scotch. Note: The drink menu can also be found on the website here.
KLM, August 2014, International Business Class
I always find it interesting that KLM offers only one beer but three brands of bottled water. On the booze front, they offer: Camapri, Chivas Regal 12, Highland Park 12, Jim Beam bourbon, Bold genever, Bacardi rum, Absolut vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, Courvoisier CSOP cognac, Drambuie, Cointreau, and Amarula liqueurs.
United Airlines, July 2014
Well it looks like United raised their drink prices since we last had a look. Spirits that were $7 are now $7.99, and gin, cognac, and Bailey's are now a whopping $8.99.
Delta Airlines, April 2014
Looks like I haven't updated Delta in too long! They offer: Avion tequila, Bacardi rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Bombay Sapphire gin, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier VSOP, Dewar's scotch, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel's, Skyy vodka, Woodford Reserve bourbon.
Also note that on Dela Shuttle routes (see fine print) there are more free beverages, and other complimentary selection only in the Economy Comfort sections.
Alaska Airlines, April 2014
Lots of local (to Seattle) liquor here: Sun Liquor Gin, Vodka, and Rum, Courvoisier Cognac, Crater Lake Espresso Vodka, Jack Daniel's Black Label Whiskey, Bailey's Irish Cream, Dewar's scotch, Crown Royal Canadia Whisky, Sauza Tequila.
Thanks to reader Kristie for sending.
Volaris, March 2014
Jose Cuervo Tradicional tequila, Jack Daniel's, Finlandia Vodka, Bacardi rum.
Air Canada, February 2014
Unlike in the last menu, on this one we can see pictures of the liquor brands: Tanqueray gin, Bacardi rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Smirnoff vodka, Canadian Club whisky, Johnnie Walker Black scotch.
Jet Blue, December 2013
Absolut vodka, Bacardi rum, Bombay Sapphire gin, Dewar's White Label scotch, Jack Daniel's whiskey. Surprisingly there are 6 beers offered - more than all the spirits!
Thanks to David M. for sending the pic.
Air Canada, October 2013
Between Canada and the US. Unfortunately they don't name their spirits brands.
Aer Lingus, September 2013
This is from a flight within Europe. You'll see that they charge for mixers seperately- and this is just the mini-mixer price. (It's 2 Euros for a can.) They also charge for water, and they charge more for it than they do for soda.
Spirits are Bailey's, Cork Dry Gin, Bacardi, Martell VSOP, Smirnoff, Jameson, Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniel's.
US Air, August 2013
Remaining spirits: Bacardi rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Canadian Club, Courvoisier, Dewar's, Finlandia, Jack Daniel's, Tanqueray.
United Airlines, August 2013 (Verified the same April 2014)
Tito's vodka, Bacardi rum, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jim Beam Black, Dewar's, Jack Daniel's, Canadian Club, Courvoisier, Bailey's.
Thanks to reader Warren for sending it in.
Virgin Airlines, August 2013
Virgin has put their spirits, wine, and beer selection online.
Offerings as of August 2013 are: 360 Vodka, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Funkin Margarita Mixer, Jack Daniel’s, Bacardi Rum, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Sauza Hornitos Reposado Tequila, Veev Acaí Spirit, 35° South Chardonnay, 35° South Cabernet Sauvignon, La Campana Sparkling Wine, Alberti 154 Malbec, House Red 375 ml by Wente Vineyards, House White 375 ml by Wente Vineyards, Anchor Steam, Blue Moon Beer, Bud Light, Gordon Biersch Marzen, Heineken
Hawaiian Airlines, March 2013
Spirits: Koloa Rum, Ocean Vodka, Dewar's Scotch, Jack Daniel's (mislabelled as bourbon and without the apostrophe), Bombay Sapphire Gin (misspelled!).
Lufthansa, January 2013
This is from a business class flight to Europe. Spirits are: Bacardi rum, Campari, Bombay Sapphire gin, Wodka Gorbatschow vodka, Jack Daniel's, Johnnie Walker Black, Cognac Lheraud VSOP, Scheibel Williams-Christ Birnen-Brand (anyone know what this is?), Fernet Branca, Bailey's, Graham's Late Bottled Vintage Port. And on flights to Mexico, 'tequila" though they don't mention a brand, oddly.
Click the image on the right to see the menu.
United, February 2013
Absolut, Bombay Sapphire, Bacardi, The Glenlivet, Dewar's, Crown Royal, Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam Black, Grand Marnier, Courvoisier VSOP, Disaronno, Bailey's, Kahlua.
US Air, October 2012
Thanks to reader Warren for sending it in!
US Air, June/July 2012
Thanks to Alcademics reader Mike R. who sent in this menu from US Air.
Alaska Airlines, July 2012
Sobieski Vodka, Kona Longboard Beer (Hawaii only), Corona (Mexico only).
Air France, Business Class, June 2012
Cognac, armagnac, calvados, oh my!
Jim Beam Black now on the menu, and Grand Marnier on international flights.
American Airlines, April 2012
Note the new sizes: 375 ml wine bottles on intercontinental flights.
Spirits are Absolut vodka, Bacardi rum, Bailey's irish Cream, Beefeater gin, Canadian Club, Courvoisier VSOP cognac, Dewar's scothc, Disaronno Amaretto, The Glenlivet scotch, Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey, Kahlua liqueur.
Southwest, April 2012
Drink special: Tanqueray gin and Seagram's tonic for $4. The rest of the drinks are $5, which is now lower than most other airlines.
Spirits: Dewar's scotch, Jack Daniel's, Wild Turkey, Tanqueray gin, Bacardi rum, Baileys Irish Cream, Finlandia vodka, Canadian Club whisky.
Volaris Airlines, November 2011
Short menu here - Cuervo Tradicional, Ron Matusalem, and Vodka Gotland(?). Thanks to Warren for sending the menu.
ANA Airlines, November 2011
All Nipon Airlines, aka ANA, is one of the few I've seen that put their drink (and food) menus online. Go to this page, select a seating class, a flight route, and the 'drinks' tab.
I had the pleasure of flying Business Class with ANA in November. Their drink menu offers aperitifs and cocktails of sherry, Campari, Kir, Kir Royal, a Martini, a Gin & Tonic, Bloody Mary, and Screwdriver. Their spirits are Chivas Regal, Jack Daniel's Black, Suntory Yamazaki Japanese whisky, Bombay Sapphire gin, Absolut vodka, and Camus VSOP cognac. They also offered three kinds of sake, two kinds of shochu, and one plum wine. Quite the selection.
Delta Airlines, September 2011
An update to Delta's airline drink menu: Looks like Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey is not only on the Featured Cocktails section but also the regular offering section.
Continental Airlines, September 2011
Looks exactly the same as United, which makes sense as they merged.
United Airlines, September 2011
You can get a margarita on board, unless you're going to Hawaii.
Delta Airlines, September 2011
I think the rest of the menu is the same, but the Featured Cocktail is now Skyy Vodka and Fresca. They still make Fresca?
(Thanks to Warren for sending the photo.)
KLM Airlines, August 2011
Spirits (Business Class menu): Campari, Chivas Regal 12 year scotch, Highland Park 12 year scotch, Jim Beam bourbon, Bols genever, Bacardi rum, Absolut Vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, Remy Martin VSOP cognac, Drambuie, Cointreau, Amarula.
Delta Airlines, August 2011
Featured drink: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, with ginger ale, Sprite, or on the rocks.
Spirits: Bacardi rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Canadian Club Reserve whisky, Courvoisier VSOP cognac, Dewar's Scotch, Glenlivet single malt scotch, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Skyy vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Woodford Reserve bourbon.
Alitalia Airlines, May 2011
Not a big selection here (this was a short flight between London and Florence): Maes beer, Carlsberg, Gimbergen blonde beer; Godron's gin, Johnnie Walker Red Label whisky, Martini sparkling wine.
United, May 2011
United, March 2011
Same as the most recent menu below.
US Air, February/March 2011
Notes: What's up with the lousy beer selection relative to all the new wine choices?
Cocktails: Pomegranate Martini, Mai Tai, Margarita.
Booze: Bacardi Silver Rum, Baileys Irish Cream, Canadian Club Whiksy, Courvoisier VSOP Cognac (transatlantic only), Finlandia Vodka, Glenlivet Scotch, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Sauza Gold Tequila, Tanqueray Gin
United, November/December 2010
Notes: The signature cocktail is really a Madras. This menu looks nearly identical, brand-wise to the September menus below, except they fixed the spelling of Disaronno.
Cocktails: Sunrise Sunset "cranberry apple juice, a splash of orange juice, a squeeze of lime and vodka".
Booze: Absolut vodka (international flights only), Bacardi rum, Canadian Clube Reserve Whisky, Chivas Regal Scotch (international flights only), Dewar's White Label Scotch (domestic flights only), Finlandia Vodka (domestic flights only), Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Jim Beam Black Bourbon Whiskey, Tanqueray gin, Bailey's Irish Cream, Courvoisier VSOP cognac, Disaronno Amaretto (international flights only), Kahlua.
US Air, October/November 2010
Notes: Virgin America is only other airline to offer tequila of the menus I've collected.
Cocktails: Pomegranate Martini, Mai Tai, Margarita, all made with Stirrings mixers.
Booze: Bacardi rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier VSOP (transatlantic flights only), Finlandia vodka, Glenlivet scotch, Jack Daniel's whiskey, Sauza Gold tequila, Tanqueray gin.
Southwest Airlines, October 2010
Cocktails: Jack Daniels and Coke Zero (Note: This seems to be the only thing that changed from the older menu below.)
Booze: Dewar's Scotch, Jack Daniel's, Wild Turkey, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Finlandia Vodka, Canadian Club Reserve.
Continental Airlines, October 2010 (SFO->Newark)
Cocktails: Mojito, Pomegranate Martini, Red Bull and Vodka (Just what we need- people drunk and zippy on the plane)
Booze: Corona Extra, Heineken, Miller Lite, JP Chenet (Sparkling), Red Tree Chardonnay (White), Sol Casal Tempranillo (Red), Bacardi Light Rum, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Canadian Club Reserve, Dewar's White Label Scotch, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Jim Beam Black Label, Salvador's Premixed Margaritas, Skyy Vodka, Bailey's Irish Cream, Courvoisier VSOP Cognac
Continental Airlines, October 2010 (Newark->Berlin)
Same as above but this lists spirits "available on select flights" as Crown Royal Whisky, The Glenlivet Scotch, Kirara-Komachi Junmai Dai Ginjo Sake, Kokushi Muso Sake, Disaronno Amaretto, Grand Marnier, Kahlua, Noval Late Bottled Vintage Port, Vista Alegre LBV Port 2003, Asahi, Gold Star, Tsing Tao
United Airlines, September 2010 (SFO -> DC)
Absolut Vodka (international flights only), Bacardi rum, Canadian Club Whisky, Chivas Regal Scotch (international flights only), Dewar's White Label Scotch (domestic), Finlandia Vodka (domestic), Jack Daniel's, Jim Beam, Tanqueray gin, Bailey's, Courvoisier VSOP, Di Saronna Amaretto (international), Kahlua
They not only doesn't list their beverage selection online or in their in-flight magazine that I could find, they charge for all alcoholic beverages even on international flights. So BOO to them. I believe the drinks cost $6 for wine, beer and spirits, $7 for bubbly.
Iberia (September 2010, within Spain)
Iberia does not list their drink selection online. In the air, no specific alcoholic beverages were listed. (This menu flier has a teaser though (PDF).)
Southwest, August 2010 (Thanks @sisterofwoe!)
Dewar's Scotch, Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Wild Turkey Bourbon, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Finlandia Vodka, Canadian Club Reserve Whisky. Beer: Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Miller Light, Heineken, Corona
This airline is one of the rare ones that does put its drink selection online.
ABSOLUT VODKA, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN, JACK DANIEL'S, BACARDI RUM, BAILEY'S IRISH CREAM, SAUZA HORNITOS REPOSADO TEQUILA, VEEV ACAÍ SPIRIT, KARMA SPARKLING WINE, WENTE VINEYARDS WINE Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Star Beer, Gordon Biersch Mãrzen, 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die! IPA, Heineken, Bud Light
And if I'm reading it right, they actually have a selection of non-alcoholic drinks for which they charge: Honest Tea, Honest Ade, Illy Iced Cappuccino, Teance Teas, EBoost
Delta, July 2010
Bacardi rum, Baileys Irish Cream, Canadian Club Reserve Whisky, Coursoisier VSOP Cognac, Dewar's Scotch, Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Skyy Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Virgin Atlantic Upperclass, May 2010 (SFO to LHR)
Bombay Sapphire Gin, Dewar's 12 Scotch, Aerfeldy 12 Single Malt Scotch, Grey Goose Vodka, Akvinta Vodka, Bacardi Rum, Martini Vermouth, Jack Daniels Boutbon, Otard Cognac, Graham's Port, Drambuie, Kahlua, Bailey's
United Airlines, April 2010
Cocktails: Mai Tai
Bacardi Rum, Canadia Club Reserve Whiskey, Dewar's White Label Scotch, Finlandia Vodka, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Jim Beam Black Bourbon Whiskey, Tanqueray Gin, Bailey's Irish Cream, Courvoisier VSOP Cognac, Kahlua