Aviation GinMADE BY HOUSE SPIRITS DISTILLERY IN PORTLAND, OREGON
We're big supporters of the underdogs, those makers and shakers who use creativity to break with tradition. House Spirits broke the mold when they made this showcase gin – it's a must-try for any serious gin drinker.
Aviation Gin starts with a neutral rye grain liquor (mostly flavorless, odorless, colorless), which gives it a dry base and a blank canvas for adding botanical flavors. Signature juniper notes blend with cardamom, lavender, sarsaparilla, coriander, anise seed and dried sweet orange peel in this rich, floral, savory gin.
It took 7 months for bartender Ryan Magarian and the distillers at House Spirits to craft the perfect balance of botanicals – with 30 trial runs before settling on a first-class recipe that'll have you flying!
tip of the tongue
This might be a new style gin, but Ryan developed it with classic cocktails in mind. You can't do better than its namesake, the Aviation. Combine 2 oz Aviation gin, 1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur, and a dash of Liqueur de Violettes in a shaker with lots of ice. Shake until very cold, strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Did you know?
Gin can be infused with a wide variety of botanicals, but it MUST contain juniper berries, which are responsible for that distinct, piney, gin-y flavor.