If you're flying with Delta Air Lines this fall, you'll have some fun new drink options to enjoy during your flight. Starting today, Oct. 1, the airline will add seven new options to the in-flight drink menu.
For a major part of the pandemic, Delta had given economy passengers only prepackaged bags with a few snacks, a bottle of water, and cleaning supplies – with limited additional options even for first-class passengers. Then, starting in April of this year, the airline resumed its coffee, soda, and alcohol service with a few new twists.
With Delta's latest overhaul of its in-flight drink menu, the airline appears to be focused on featuring locally-owned and operated, diverse producers with connections to some of the airline's biggest hub cities.
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Without further ado, here are the new additions to Delta's inflight drink menu.
New Additions to Delta's In-flight Drink Menu
Du Nord Foundation Vodka
Looking for a vodka cocktail on-board your next Delta flight? Delta will be serving Minneapolis-based Du Nord Foundation vodka.
Du Nord distillery is the first Black-owned distillery in the United States. Part of the distillery's mission is to diversify the craft alcohol community. And according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Du Nord owner Chris Montana isn't 100% sure how Delta even found him.
“This doesn't happen,” Montana said. “Small craft distilleries don't get placed on a major airline that moves millions of bottles every year. That's reserved for legacy distilleries and large companies. You couldn't possibly buy that kind of exposure. I can't overstate how massive of an opportunity it is. It means the world.”
Du Nord vodka will be available on all Delta domestic flights for $10. Delta says it plans to add more Du Nord products to its in-flight drink menu – and even launch them on international routes next year.
Une Femme ‘The Callie' California Sparkling Rosé
Delta will add Une Femme's ‘The Callie' California sparkling rose on select domestic flights throughout the month of October for $10. Delta says they plan to add more Une Femme products to their in-flight drink offering as soon as next year.
Une Femme describes the wine as a crushable sparkling rosé made with Napa and Sonoma-grown chardonnay, pinot noir, and mourvedre grapes. It's “pleasantly dry, with toasty, caramel notes similar to those in champagne, along with a berry taste as well.”
According to the Une Femme website, the company produces 100% women-made champagne and sparkling wine and also donates a portion of every bottle sold to charitable organizations focused on improving the lives of women.
Tip Top Proper Cocktails Negroni
When Delta brought back its drink service in April of this year, the airline did so with a few new twists like canned cocktails from Atlanta-based Tip Top Proper Cocktails, including an Old Fashioned and Margarita.
Starting in October, Delta will add another Tip Top canned cocktail to the mix. Their Negroni will be available for sale on select domestic flights throughout the month of October for $13.
Cookie Porter Beer from Breckenridge Brewery
Starting in October, you'll be able to order Breckenridge Brewery's newest beer – the Cookie Porter – on all domestic flights for $8 through the end of 2021.
Colorado-based Breckenridge Brewery describes the beer as a “unique twist on its Vanilla Porter with a hint of shortbread cookie. It has notes of biscuit, cinnamon, nutmeg, and coffee which combine with roasted malts and Madagascar vanilla.”
Terrapin Beer Company Hopsecutioner IPA
Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer company's flagship beer – the Hopsecutioner IPA will be available on select domestic flights throughout the month of October for $8.
The brewery describes the beer as having a strong malt backbone with a light copper color, and aromas of fresh pine and citrus.
Vizzy Pineapple Mango Hard Seltzer
Even Delta is getting in on the hard seltzer craze. Vizzy's Pineapple Mango Hard Seltzer will be available on all domestic flights for $8.
WhistlePig Orange Fashioned Cocktail Kit
Flying Delta One business class? You'll have access to a complimentary WhistlePig Orange Fashioned Cocktail Kit through the end of 2021.
The kit puts a fun twist on the classic Old Fashioned by pairing WhistlePig's six-year-old PiggyBack Rye Whiskey with an Orange Fashioned Maple Cocktail Syrup which has flavors of cinnamon, citrus and is sweetened with real maple syrup.
Delta will add seven new drink options to its in-flight drink menus starting today, Friday, Oct. 1. Delta's announcement of expanding its alcoholic drink service comes at a time when both American and Southwest Airlines have removed onboard booze into 2022.
While some of these new alcohol options will only run through the fall, others are just the start of longer partnerships with the airline.
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