House Spirits Aviation Oregon Gin (750ml)
With its clean, neutral profile, this graceful gin works well with just about anything, from Aviation cocktails (natch) to bone-dry Martinis. On the palate, look for bewitching hints of caraway, juniper, grapefruit and a dry, faintly spicy finish. (KN)
Aviation Gin is a unique partnership between Lee Medoff and Christian Krogstad of House Spirits Distilling in Portland, OR, and mixologist Ryan Magarian of Liquid Kitchen in Seattle, WA. Believed to the first collaboration of its kind, Aviation Gin evolved from a friendship and mutual passion for the culinary artistry found within the realm of spirits and cocktails. Aviation Gin is made in the full-bodied Dutch style of days gone by with 100% rye grain neutral spirit and what can be simply described as a “botanical democracy” of juniper, cardamom, coriander, lavender, anise seed, sasparilla, and dried orange peel. With its full and weighty mouth feel, rich earthy flavor and cool finish, Aviation shines both on its own and in one of the many vintage gin cocktails that are once again enjoying the insides of Boston shakers coast to coast.