Aviation American Gin 70cl
"I've tried every gin on the planet and Aviation is, hands down, the best. Also, I don't recommend trying every gin on the planet. Stick with this one." - Ryan Reynolds, Owner, Aviation American Gin
Aviation American Gin
Made in Portland, in the north-western US state of Oregon, Aviation is America's original craft gin. Their team of Master distillers handcraft every bottle in small batches which helps to ensure a quality product everytime.
They use a proprietary process when making their gin, macerating (soaking) their botanicals in a neutral grain spirit for 18 hours. The botanicals they use are juniper, cardamom, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla, and two kinds of orange peel. This blend ensures a smoother gin, with citrus and floral notes.
Vapour distilled, then cut by the master distillers (this is a skilled process ensuring the gin is smooth, and doesnt have a harsh profile), after a 7 hour process the core of the gin is created, and then mixed with pure water to create Aviation American Gin.
The taste of Aviation has a defined juniper backnote, but citrus and floral notes are at the fore. This makes Aviation softer, more subtle, and smoother in balance.
Aviation like to say that drinking this gin will enable you to "fly above the clouds", and we have to agree!
Being incredibly versatile, and extremely smooth, Aviation can be sipped neat over ice, or works exceptionally well in cocktails, such as The Aviation (full details of how to make in our blog). However, we have two variations on a classic gin tonic here.
For a "botanical" gin tonic, take a large glass filled with ice, and mix 50ml of gin with 100ml of Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange peel.