Aviation is America’s original craft gin. Created by pioneering bartender, Ryan Magarian and master distiller, Christian Krogstad, in Portland Oregon, it is the culmination of their quest for a more versatile and mixable gin. Ryan Reynolds, Aviation Gin's famous brand ambassador, purchased a portion of the company in 2018 after falling in love with its unique flavour.
Aviation is a balanced blend of seven botanicals: juniper, cardamom, lavender, sarsaparilla, coriander, anise seed, and dried orange peel. This gin is perfect for citrus forward gin cocktails, in a martini, or gin and tonic.
DISTILLED TO A UNIQUE RECIPE USING SEVEN SPICES AND BOTANICALS, COLOMBO NO.7 IS A DISTINCTLY SRI LANKAN TAKE ON A LONDON DRY GIN. FOUR NATIVE BOTANICALS – CINNAMON BARK, CURRY LEAVES, GINGER ROOT AND CORIANDER SEEDS – COMBINE WITH BASE NOTES OF JUNIPER BERRIES, LIQUORICE AND ANGELICA, TO CREATE A BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED, SUBTLY SPICED GIN.
Distilled from 100% British wheat spirit along juniper berries, coriander seeds, cassia bark, angelica root, pink grapefruit peel and cubeb berries, spices work with the fresh grapefruit to tame the tea's tannins offering a balanced yet dry taste.
The fermentation process is similar to whiskey production. The fundamental difference is that the congeners, the natural taste elements that are so necessary to Bourbon and Scotch are absent. Instead, gin’s flavor is introduced to the alcohol when it is in a vaporous form and made to pass through a “filter” of juniper berries, herbs and spices.
The botanicals used to make Hendricks's are juniper berries, coriander seeds, angelica, chamomile, yarrow, lemon peel, orange peel, orris root, elderflower, caraway seeds and cubeb berries. Essences of cucumber and rose are added after distillation.
Hepple Gin is crafted using a rather intricate production method, which includes pot stills, vacuum distillation and a supercritical CO2 extraction process! A base spirit is distilling in a pot still using a selection of botanicals including Italian juniper. More botanicals are vacuum-distilled, including locally picked juniper, Amalfi lemon and lovage. The super-critical CO2 extraction process is used to make a spirit flavoured with Macedonian juniper. These are expertly blended together resulting in this fascinating tipple!
Iron Balls Gin is meticulously crafted at A R. Sutton & Co Engineers micro distillery in the heart of Bangkok. Due to the small size of the distillery, production is extremely limited, for this reason master distiller Ash Sutton chooses to use the best possible ingredients available and in-turn craft an artisan spirit that is beyond measure. Quality over quantity as the saying goes. Iron Balls Gin is handmade from fermentation to distillation using freshly cracked coconuts and pineapples with hints of juniper, hillside ginger and lemongrass. A great refreshing gin & tonic served on ice with fresh slices of pineapple, basil and a squeezed lime.
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is as royal and spectacular in it’s lineage as the name suggests. A triple-distilled neutral grain spirit, re-distilled in a traditional copper pot still; the recipe handcrafted in a time-honoured way. Derived from the ancient Indian knowledge of herbs; retaining the classic gin flavor of juniper berries, a refreshing twist has been added with hand-picked Indian botanicals. Of the 11 botanicals used in the distillation, 7 have been sourced from all four corners of India. The Coriander and Vetiver, a complex spice with intriguing peppery notes, are grown in the fields around Jaisalmer in Northern India. The sweet orange peel, which complements the citrus and floral tones of the gin, comes from Central India. Cubeb Berries and Lemon Grass from Southern India, Darjeeling Green Tea leaves from Eastern India and Lemon Peel from Western India. Other botanicals include angelica roots, liquorice and caraway seeds lending a spicy, slightly anise-tinged flavour to the gin. Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin is like an oasis in the desert, with an elegant refreshing finish that lingers long after.
KI NO BI is the first of its kind; a Japanese gin created, blended and bottled at a dedicated artisanal distillery in Kyoto using local ingredients, with a recipe inspired by the history and culture of the ancient city. Staying true to its name (‘The Beauty of the Seasons’), KI NO BI’s rice base spirit is blended together with regional botanicals such as yuzu, hinoki wood chips, sansho pepper and gyokuro tea from Uji. It is then reduced with pure Fushimi spring water to a bottling strength of 45.7% ABV.
Nose: Delicate citrus followed by a warming green tea aroma, then distant juniper. Palate: A real sweetness comes through, not dissimilar to milk chocolate. Then it's all about the juniper, floral tea notes and grassiness. Finish: Clean, refreshing and super-long... Overall: A graceful gin ideal for long drinks, Martinis and even sipping.
Some beet sugar from the house owned farm is added to create a balance of sweet and sourness in smell and taste. Due to the high-water quality of the own springs in upper Austria, the sloe gin gets its very mild and soft finish.