Floral-first Aviation Gin aged in ex-Whiskey casks, adding a caramel-like sweetness.
The story of Aviation Gin is a crazy one. Ryan Magarian was a bartender in Seattle. Christian Krogstad was running a small distillery in Portland called House Spirits and experimenting with Gin recipes in an “American” style. They hit it off and worked side by side, collaborating to create Aviation Gin. The brand was sold to Davos Brands in 2016. And then in 2018, Ryan Reynolds — the actor who starred in the Deadpool movies, among many others — purchased a substantial stake in the brand while lending his name and marketing savvy. But Aviation Gin is still produced where it was born — House Spirits Distillery in Portland, Oregon.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The fragrance is both floral and sweet with notes of vanilla, citrus, and pine.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Aviation Gin is already a smooth, soft Spirit with a floral/savory profile. The aging in Whiskey casks adds a caramel sweetness and a note of Christmas cake.
The finish is medium length and lightly sweet.