Spirits are now on the menu at Virgin Australia's Sydney lounge as the airline begins a trial of tipples for the business traveller and frequent flyer.
Smirnoff Red vodka, Bundaberg Original U.P. (dark rum), Bacardi Superior (white rum), Johnny Walker Red Label Scotch Whisky and Gordon's London Dry Gin – best mixed with tonic water and a dash of lime for a traditional G&T – will be served from 11am alongside the usual range of beers, wines and ciders.
A Virgin Australia spokesperson told Australian Business Traveller that the trial stems from customer demand and will run until February in the Sydney lounge only.
"We regularly trial new products in our lounges to ensure we are providing the best experience for our guests," the spokesperson added.
Spirits in Virgin Australia lounges, or a lack thereof, has long been a contentious subject for frequent travellers with rival Qantas making these a staple of its domestic Business Lounges and Qantas Clubs many years ago.
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