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19th August 2018
Aviation gin has been created specifically with cocktails in mind.
A pioneer of the 'New Western Dry' style of gin now gaining popularity, Aviation American Gin has a unique recipe, focussing on a 'Botanical Democracy' rather than the standard, dictatorial influence of juniper. Therefore Aviation American Gin is a renegade, regional style of gin - completely different from all other gins on the market.
Full-bodied, with a weighty mouth-feel and rich flavour profile, Aviation American Gin makes the perfect base for cocktails, including the Aviation cocktail first created in the early 1900's - the cocktail after which the gin is named.
Created to change the way people think about gin, Aviation American Gin is made in the traditional dry style with anything but a traditional flavour profile. A blend of juniper, cardamon, lavender, Indian sarsaparilla, corriander, anise seed, and dried sweet orange peel is macerated and distilled 100% corn grain neutral spirit (chosen for its full body and rich viscosity).
Nose: Earthy, spicy and intriguing with floral notes and pronounced cinnamon and nutmeg.
Palate: Oily and mouth-coating, dry but with a sweetness akin to vanilla (probably from the sarsaparilla), a touch of orange and more winter spice.
Finish: Cooling, with the influence of the cardamon and aniseed apparent and a menthol/eucalyptus characteristic.
Aviation Gin Suggested Serves:
With it's unique Botanical democracy, the flavour profile of Aviaiton Gin leads to an unusual Gin & Tonic. Therefore, it's suggested to 'Fly in the face of tradition' and drink Aviation Gin in more interesting ways than the standard G&T.
Aviation & Elderflower
150ml Elderflower Drink / Tonic
Pour over cubed ice in a hi-ball glass and garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit.
15ml Briottet Maraschino Liqueur
5ml Briottet Violette Liqueur
15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
Teaspoon of Sugar Syrup
Shake with cubed ice and then strain into a chilled coupe/martini glass and garnish with a cocktail cherry.