AVIATION AMERICAN GIN
A batch-distilled American gin that’s inspired by the fuller-bodied Dutch style and championed by Ryan Reynolds, whose body we can’t comment on for legal reasons.
Created by distillers Lee Medoff and Christian Krogstad, who teamed up with Seattle mixologist Ryan Magarian, this spicy, floral gin is made with rye neutral grain spirit and a ‘botanical democracy’ of juniper, cardamom, coriander, lavender, anise, sarsaparilla and orange peel.
This is, unsurprisingly, excellent in an Aviation cocktail, but also works well in a Martini and a G&T.
Appearance : Crystal clear.
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.
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.