Gin - Genevere

Aviation Dutch Style Gin

From: Oregon, United States Liquor Review Category: Genevere Gin

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92nd Percentile
This score falls in the 92nd percentile of all spirits in the Gin category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Aviation gin is a "Dutch style" or genevere gin (a bit sweeter than one might normally expect compared to a traditional dry) and made from a base of 100% rye grain. They call it a "botanical democracy" of juniper, cardamon, coriander, lavender, anise, sarsaparilla, and orange zest.

In an interview with the Tasting Panel Magazine (January, 2013), founder Ryan Magarian mentions that the gin was invented as a result of his love of the classic Aviation cocktail, which he regarded as an awakening of his palate after the "un-approachability" of gin-and-tonic and gin-martini cocktails (heresy!).

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This bottle has 6 ratings and 6 reviews.
StevenSauce StevenSauce (69)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-06-30)
3.9 stars its floral and herbal, a good touch of anise. its fairly smooth, nice gin but a bit to herbal for my taste, doesnt mix well, best with fever tree mediterreanean.
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Allan Allan (207)
Rating: 5.0 (2015-12-31)
Not my absolute favorite but pretty darn good. About the most balanced gin I've ever met. No one flavor really leads. Don't usually care for much citrus in my gin but with the not really sweet but "less dry" profile it fits in nicely without being overly assertive. 100% improves the Aviation cocktail.
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degbert degbert (206)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-03-16)
I tried Aviation because my favorite cocktail is the Aviation. (That might be backwards.) I have to admit, I find it tasty, workable, and suitable for all sorts of gin uses; I make gin and tonics, martinis, or just drink it straight and very cold. I don't find it as far off the 'standard' gin template as some people do; yes, it's not Beefeater, but it's not an odd but delicious duck like Hendrick's either. It's just good gin, and the price point is pretty friendly. Plus, the bottle fits well on the shelf. That counts for more than you'd think.
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voiceofsticks voiceofsticks (14)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-09-23)
I definitely prefer the citrus flavors in this to Juniper-dominated gins. Juniper's still present here but more balanced. Our favorite gin.
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Therion Therion (19)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-01-31)
A very citrus-oriented take on a traditional gin. Juniper flavours abound in this and it makes for a very refreshing drink in the summer especially in a cocktail with fruit juice of any kind.
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (328)
Rating: 4.0 (2010-08-28)
A very praiseworthy attempt at creating a completely different gin. While taking an 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.
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