Hendrick’s Gin Creates a Flying Cucumber Airship

Hendrick’s gin bills itself as “delightfully curious,” and dreams up Edward Gorey-worthy events all over the world to perpetuate its weirdness. This time, the Scottish distillery has created a Flying Cucumber airship that will journey coast to coast, reports Forbes.

Beginning today in Los Angeles, Hendrick’s Air’s bizarre Flying Cucumber will journey to San Francisco, Austin, Dallas, South Florida, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Ann Arbor, Indianapolis and Chicago. It was created by Van Wagner, an aerial advertising company, and stands at 44 feet tall and 130 feet wide. Traveling at a speed of 35 mph, the aircraft offers a “slow and low” flying style, perfect for taking in panoramic cityscapes while enjoying a glass of cucumber-infused gin.

“As we see it, flying in excess of 500 miles per hour becalmed by such conveniences as in-flight TV and noise-canceling headphones feels no different than sitting in one’s living room. We are offering a return to the true glamour of flight,” says Jim Ryan, Hendrick’s national brand ambassador.

For fellow oddballs looking to ride on the Flying Cucumber, simply snap a picture of the airship when you spot it floating over your city and post it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #HendricksGin and #CucumberChallenge. For those who don’t live on the Flying Cucumber’s route, take a photograph of an usual place, and post it with the same hashtags to win a “boggling” handful of other prizes. [Forbes] [Photo: Flickr.com/adventurists]