Aviation Gin


(0.75l, 42%)

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Not your father's Gin. A botanical democracy.

Aviation Gin takes its name from the classic Aviation cocktail. Distilled in Portland US, by Lee Medoff and Christian Krogstad, who teamed up with Seattle mixologist Ryan Magarian to produce a new style of Gin. In 2006, after nearly 30 rounds of trials and adjustments, their vision became reality when the trio felt they had finally captured the essence of their obsessions. The Aviation took off.

But, is Aviation Gin really a Gin? It depends how you look at it, we believe it is. Distilled from rye, it carries a rich flavour and an excellent, somewhat oily mouthfeel, quite different from your typical London dry Gin.

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  • Style
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    House Spirits LLC, Portland
  • Bottler
    House Spirits LLC, Portland

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

orange peel
What does Aviation Gin taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Aviation Gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Few Gin Distillers Make Their Own Alcohol. Gin usually starts with neutral spirit: A commodity that in distillers buy in bulk. It’s what the distiller does with this commodity in the flavour-infusing process that makes each Gin different.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour 
Crystal clear.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Juniper and cardamom infused milk. Hint of smoke and freshly cut grass, with spa-like characteristics driven by the lavender, coriander and sweet orange. Spice notes from caraway, anise and pepper.

Flavour / Taste / Palate 
Pleasantly heavy rye and spice entry with floral lavender and anise top notes, followed by juniper, cardamom, coriander and dried orange peel.

Lightly sweet clean finish with citrus pith, some peppery spice and lite smokiness.

Juniper is there but cardamom is its equal companion. It is a Gin that you can also sip neat or on the rocks.
Ratings & Reviews
Very different style of gin... soft, sweeter, and without the big juniper presence. Makes a great aviation cocktail and good gin and tonic. Great for people who claim they don't like gin because they've only ever tried Beefeater.
When making my clover clubs, this Gin produced the best tasting results
Deceptive. Sweet and liquorish-y... almost a completely different spirit. Bitterness and herbal notes tie it down to a gin, however. Exotic.
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