Aviation Gin 70cl

70cl / 42%
Aviation Gin 70cl
Web Exclusive Price £35.95 £29.96 ex VAT (£51.36 per litre)
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New batch-distilled US gin. Distillers Lee Medoff and

Christian Krogstad have teamed up with Seattle mixologist Ryan Magarian to produce a new gin based on the fuller-bodied Dutch style with rye neutral grain spirit and a ‘botanical democracy’ of juniper, cardamom, coriander, lavender, anise, sarsaparilla and orange peel.


Aviation Gin 70cl Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes from Spirits Review (Chris Carlsson)

    • Notes:

      From the land of the serious foodies comes another small distiller with a completely different take on Gin. Made in a small pot still and handcrafting each batch the small scale production and attention to detail show you what is possible if you have the skills and dedication. Utilizing a traditional Dutch or early American Rye grain base (which brings it's own zest, spiciness and weight compared to corn or wheat base spirits) and a much more even handed blending approach (read less juniper than a London Dry Gin).

    • First Impression:

      Not your father's (or mother's) gin. Juniper is not the first and defining characteristic. Saspirilla, lavender and some anise wrap around cardamom and orange peel, with coriander lingering around the edges.This is in addition to a unmistakable spiciness and earthiness that the rye base brings to the mix.

    • Taste:

      Medium to heavy body played off by the blending of the floral and spicy. Pleasantly heavy rye and spice entry with floral lavender and anise top notes. mild tingling on the lips and tongue with floral spice and grain finish lingering nicely. Very clean distillation.

    • Drinks:

      Makes a excellent and singular martini-especially for those people who are not a fan of juniper. Outstanding gin and tonic with the lavender and bubbles making for a unexpected and delightful surprise. The Aviation is truly outstanding: 4 parts gin, 1 part fresh lemon juice, 1 part maraschino liqueur (dry). It even makes a interesting, if slightly sacrilegious, Lassi.

    • Final Thoughts:

      A very praiseworthy attempt at creating at completely different gin. While taking a old style genever or American style base they have added a deft sense of blending,maceration and distillation to create a truly outstanding Gin.This is the gin to use to resurrect those classic pre-Prohibition American cocktail recipes such as the Alamagoozlum and a host of others, that simply cannot be done with a London Dry. Amazingly cheap compared to all its competitors and a must have for the discerning gin connoisseur.

12 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    24 November 2018

    I'm not a huge gin lover but this mixed with cloudy lemonade is beautiful!

  • 5
    3 December 2017

    My favorite gin to date. Very refreshing in many ways.

  • 1
    10 November 2017

    Utterly disgusting. An overwhelming amount of lavender and aniseed poisons the tongue and clogs your nose. Mixing made the experience worse, and it overpowers and destroys anything it is placed with. It is very strong, and burns your mouth and lips. This is a truly revolting and terrible gin that has been overpriced and placed in an attractive bottle. Avoid at all costs.

  • 5
    6 August 2017

    Some of the best damn gin ive had in a while.

  • 4
    30 June 2017

    Good gin, but not that special. Good for dry martini cocktail.

  • 5
    23 September 2015

    best gin ever

  • Susan3 11 January 2014

    Love this gin! It is strong but delicious!

  • Anonymous 18 August 2011

    a fine bouquet of dried flowers, notes of lavender, anise. Wonderful in a gin martini with a twist of lemon peel

  • DB Smith 21 November 2010

    Makes a good Bloody Mary (sub Vodka for this) as it has some nice savoury notes.

  • Anonymous 12 May 2010

    I dearly love this gin: smooth, heavy, and great with a frozen forest berry in it instead of lemon or cucumber. Delicious stuff.

  • Anonymous 15 February 2009

    This is the worst gin I have ever tasted. The lavender is overwhelming and makes for a gin that tastes like soap. I am so disappointed with my purchase of this gin. It shouldn't even be allowed to be called "gin."

  • Tom Scambler 21 September 2008

    Excellent. Thick and oily (like aviation fuel?) with aniseed the most notable flavour. Perhaps substitute sprig of fennel in place of slice of lemon in G