Aviation Gin

Aviation Gin is a batch distilled dry style American Gin from House Spirits Distillery, a USA-based distillery in Portland, Oregon, co-owned by NFL player Joe Montana.

Made from a 100% neutral rye base, the gin is floral on the nose with subtle botanicals of juniper, lavender, cardamom and anise.

Aviation Gin – Styling & Photo by Kevin Burke

The brand name is inspired by the classic Aviation Cocktail which is a mix of gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette and lemon juice, a drink that dates back to the early twentieth century.

Citrus flavours are evident on the palate, with notes of cardamom, sarsaparilla and lavender, the latter is more subdued than on the nose. Soft and smooth, it has a creamy mouthfeel and a warming finish. Aviation Gin (42% ABV) is well suited to gin and tonic, Martinis and in cocktails such as Melancholy Baby from TheLoft in Sydney.

Aviation Gin has recently introduced a new bottle design with a square flask-like shape and classic aircraft imagery on the label.

Aviation Gin is featured in our Top 10 Gins article.


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Aviation Gin was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.