After his brand was bought for £466m (yes, you read that right), The Hollywood actor and Deadpool star will still be the public face of the brand.
Reporting a 100% growth in sales in 2019, it is no wonder Aviation Gin is currently the most wanted spirit globally.
Founded in 2006, Aviation has grown from strength to strength using its unique way of making Gin. It grew even more once Ryan Reynolds invested in Aviation Gin in 2018.
Aviation has been bought out by European spirits maker Diageo. With brands such as Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal. Don Julio, Smirnoff and Cîroc already signed with the company; Aviation Gin is certainly in prestige company.
Diageo has ownership of the brand and has decided to keep Ryan Reynolds on board to use the comedic star as the face of the brand for the coming years, a perfect marketing move if we say so ourselves.
Referring themselves as an ‘American dry’ gin, Aviation Gin is a super-premium gin that uses less juniper than the traditional gins and instead infusing lavender, anise, sarsaparilla, orange peel and cardamom to create a unique and refreshing gin.
Tasting crisp, floral with a palate of spicy notes and cinnamon, the finish of Aviation Gin is lingering with spice and citrus.
The bottle itself is something of a simple masterpiece. A Long rectangular body, short neck with a cork and see-through, the placement of the Aviation brand sticker reminds us something that of a superhero chest.
So now you have the look and feel, why don’t you try it?
Here are some cocktail recipe’s you can use with Aviation Gin!
Classic Dirty Martini
- 300ml Aviation Gin
- 60ml Dry vermouth
- 25ml Olive Brine (add more if you prefer a saltier martini)
- Green olives to garnish
- Pour your Aviation Gin, brine and vermouth into a cocktail shaker or just and mix well
- Strain the mixture into a martini glass and garnish with green olives on serving
Bramble Gin Cocktail
- 50ml Aviation Gin
- 25ml Lemon juice
- 5ml Sugar syrup
- 5ml Crème de mure
- Lemon wedge to serve
- Blackberries to serve
- Shake all the ingredients with a cocktail shaker
- Strain into a glass and drizzle the Crème de mure over the ice so that it feeds through.
- Serve with a lemon wedge or blackberries.
Rhubarb and Rose Gin Fizz
- 60ml Aviation Gin
- 15ml Lemon Juice
- 15ml Lime Juice
- 20ml Rhubarb Syrup
- 5ml Grenadine
- 1-2 drops Rose Water
- 25ml Double Cream
- 1 Egg White
- Soda to top up
Rhubarb Syrup Ingredients:
- 250gr Rhubarb
- 250gr Caster Sugar
- Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas mark 6.
- For the syrup, put the rhubarb and the sugar in a baking dish with 250ml water and roast for 30 minutes, then strain and cool.
- Put all of the ingredients except the soda into a cocktail shaker without ice and shake hard (this is called dry shaking).
- Open the shaker, fill with ice and shake again, very hard, for as long as you can but at least a few minutes.
- Finally, strain into a chilled glass and top with the soda. Carefully garnish with a few rose petals, to serve.
Whatever you’re making with your Aviation Gin, remember to tag us in your creations on Instagram @vipbottlesUK.