Aviation American Gin: An American original. Fly above the clouds and add to your home bar.

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Aviation Gin
📷 Aviation Gin

Aviation American Gin is a super smooth spirit stemming from Portland, Oregon, a spirit so smooth and delicious, Hollywood actor, producer, and comedic celeb Ryan Reynolds took an ownership stake in it. While an introduction to the spirit may not be warranted for all gin-loving pop culture fanatics, it is not worthy. Here to add some mileage (flavour wise) to your very next G&T, this is why Aviation deserves to be added to your home bar cart today.

Crafted in small batches with the utmost care, Aviation Gin is distilled using a proprietary maceration recipe of 8 distinct botanicals to create a medley of soft flavour. Cardamom, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla juniper, and two variations of orange peel are suspended in a pure, neutral grain spirit for 18 hours before the distillation process begins.

Unlike their original marketing tactics, Aviation Gin is hand-packed into all boxes before being distributed to thirsty folk on an international scale, never losing sight of the power of a personal touch.

A spirit that pioneered a new style of American Gin, Aviation Gin lets the citrus do all the talking while juniper takes a backseat, though still presenting that signature earthy flavour. As a result, the spirit can confidently fly solo or take any mixed drink to lip-smacking new heights. The Aviation G&T, Aviation Negroni, and Ricky Reynolds are just a couple of classics onboard the main menu.

“It’s no secret that I love Aviation Gin. I’ve tried every gin on the planet, and it is, hands down, the best. Also, I don’t recommend trying every gin on the planet, stick with this one”, says Ryan Reynolds, owner of Aviation Gin.

“Aviation Gin was the first ‘Western Style’ gin in the world which recognised modern palates have changed; putting Juniper on the back end of the flavour profile, moving the citrus-forward, and incorporating lesser-used botanicals (at the time) of Indian Sarsaparilla and Lavender. We’ve created a really versatile gin that sits perfectly within cocktails but can also be enjoyed on the rocks”, says Travis Tober, Director of Education and Advocacy at Aviation Gin.

Fly above the clouds responsibly, with Aviation American Gin available for purchase in Australia via Dan Murphy’s, BoozeBud, First Choice Liquor, Vintage Cellars, and all good independents.

Aviation G&T

30ml Aviation Gin
100ml Tonic water
2 lime wheels
Cubed ice
Highball glass

Method: Place one lime wheel down on the bottom of the highball. Add all ingredients, top with ice, and place the second lime wheel at the top of the glass. Add extra tonic as needed.

Ricky Reynolds

30ml Aviation Gin
100ml Soda water
Lime wheel
Rosemary sprig
Cubed ice
Highball glass

Method: Build gin and soda in a highball, top with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprig of rosemary.

Aviation Negroni

30ml Aviation Gin
30ml Sweet Vermouth
30ml Campari
Orange twist
Cubed ice
Rocks glass

Method: Stir all ingredients over a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a tumbler that is filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist.