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Aviation Old Tom Gin

Aviation Old Tom Gin

Size: 0,75 l
(42.0% ABV)
$48.99
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  • BrandAviation
  • CategoryGin
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionOregon
  • DistilleryHouse Spirits LLC, Portland
  • Age1 Year Old
  • Style Old Tom Gin
  • Maturation Westward Whiskey casks
  • Alcohol42.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

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.

The story of Aviation Old Tom starts with the core Aviation Gin. They take a pure, neutral grain Spirits and infuse eight botanicals for eighteen hours. The list of botanicals includes cardamom, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla, juniper, and two varieties of orange zest. The Spirit is then gently steam-distilled one more time before being cut to proof at 42% ABV. In Aviation Gin, the juniper takes a back seat to the floral and spicy aromatics.

This exceptional Gin is then transformed into their version of Old Tom by aging it in Westward Whiskey casks (made at House Spirits) for twelve months. No additional additives or sugars are used (thank goodness).

Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • floral floral
  • christmas cake christmas cake
  • savoury savoury
  • vanilla vanilla
  • citrus citrus
  • pine pine
  • slightly sweet slightly sweet
  • spicy spicy
Appearance / Color
Pale Amber

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.

Finish
The finish is medium length and lightly sweet.

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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.

The story of Aviation Old Tom starts with the core Aviation Gin. They take a pure, neutral grain Spirits and infuse eight botanicals for eighteen hours. The list of botanicals includes cardamom, coriander, French lavender, anise seed, sarsaparilla, juniper, and two varieties of orange zest. The Spirit is then gently steam-distilled one more time before being cut to proof at 42% ABV. In Aviation Gin, the juniper takes a back seat to the floral and spicy aromatics.

This exceptional Gin is then transformed into their version of Old Tom by aging it in Westward Whiskey casks (made at House Spirits) for twelve months. No additional additives or sugars are used (thank goodness).
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  • BrandAviation
  • CategoryGin
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionOregon
  • DistilleryHouse Spirits LLC, Portland
  • Age1 Year Old
  • Style Old Tom Gin
  • Maturation Westward Whiskey casks
  • Alcohol42.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • floral floral
  • christmas cake christmas cake
  • savoury savoury
  • vanilla vanilla
  • citrus citrus
  • pine pine
  • slightly sweet slightly sweet
  • spicy spicy
Appearance / Color
Pale Amber

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.

Finish
The finish is medium length and lightly sweet.

Customer Reviews

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I am loving Old Tom Gins. Avia...

I am loving Old Tom Gins. Aviation's is balanced and tasty. It is different from Ransom's with more floral content, but both will be on my bar for now.

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