spicy
sweet
cardamom
smoky
lavender
pepper
oily
anise
orange peel
Spiral Aviation Gin
Aviation
Gin
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color 
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.

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

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

Comment
Juniper is there but cardamom is its equal companion. It is a Gin that you can also sip neat or on the rocks.
Price:
$29.99
Gin category Winner of the Flaviar Community Awards 2018.

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.
  • Category
    Gin
  • Style
    Gin
  • Region
    Oregon
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    42%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

Aviation Gin

(0.75l, 42%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Aviation Gin
Joseph
Joseph,
What a bargain for this at $35. If ketel one were a gin, it would taste like this. Lemon up front. A little floral. Then spicy. Good on the rocks or as a mixer. I still prefer Brooklyn on the rocks and Hendrick’s for a mixer, but you can’t go wrong with this.
 
Tom
Tom,
Great all around gin. I like it in my tom collins
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
"Nose - 2.5 Taste - 4.0 Aftertaste - 3.0 Overall - 3.3"
 
Wayne
Wayne,
Gin and tonic tends to be my standard cocktail. My first impression of Aviation was good, but there was just something I didn’t like. Just a hint of a ‘heavy’ taste which I think they listed as blood on the flavor wheel. Not my favorite.
 
Chris
Chris,
I’m not a fan of gin, but this was great! Got it in a Tasting Box, and have to admit I want more! Very pleasantly surprised and definitely changed my mind about gin.
 
John
John,
This Gin surprised the hell out of me. I usually avoid gin because I don't want to drink a pine tree. This is nothing like that at all. It's floral and I also get a heavy cardamom note.
 
Deborah
Deborah,
My new favorite Gin, love in Gin & Tonic with lime or on its own. Very refreshing.
 
Erin
Erin,
Not being totally in love with gin, this is one I enjoy. Smooth, with gentle floral notes that make it a great gin for simple cocktails or just to sip.
 
Craig
Craig,
Tastes like gin. I didn't like it as much as Ryan Reynolds apparently does.
 
ALICIA
ALICIA,
Good strong flavor.
 
Stacy
Stacy,
My go-to gin! Great on the rocks with a twist of lime or in nearly any cocktail.
 
Heather
Heather,
Loved the smoothness of the gin with and without the tonic. It has just a nice hint of spice from the anise along with the notes of lavendar and citrus.
 
Frederick
Frederick,
One of my favorite Gin, starts out sweet with hints of lavender, and finishes with the spices. Very smooth.
 
John
John,
Not a fan of any gin
 
Nathaniel
Nathaniel,
My Brother's the "Gin Drinker" Bombay is his Favorite..He tried this....real smooth...Better than Bombay....
 
John
John,
Best Gin I ever tasted. Very smooth wit a lot of flavor. A little spicy with nice orange hint. You can also taste the Lavender
 
Robert
Robert,
I enjoyed this gin. I found it a bit more harsh with the spice and cardamom than most gins I've had, but the taste was pleasant and refreshing.
 
Matt
Matt,
Bought it twice... 2 thumbs up... plan on going well beyond the “3 times a charm”... I was charmed on the first drink... good for G&T’s and Martinis dirty.
 
Jason
Jason,
I love gin and this was a good gin. The aroma was as expected which is a good sign to me. The flavor was easy to take in and enjoy.
 
Edvard
Edvard,
Nose feels somehow interesting but the taste... Taste is a big fail
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Would make an excellent dirty martini
 
Deja
Deja,
I hate it.
 
Barry
Barry,
Impressively smooth and sweet. Great combination of botanicals that makes you say "wow". For the price this cannot be beat. Drink it straight or in a martini... no disappointments
 
Marko
Marko,
Very pleasant gin. Not like others I have tried. Almost sweet, not as bitter, easy to drink straight, aftertaste doesn't linger on long.
 
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