Aviation explores the rich, floral and savoury notes of lavender, cardamom, and sarsaparilla to capture the lushness, spice, creativity, and freshness of the Pacific Northwest
A blend of juniper, cardamom, lavender, Indian sarsaparilla, coriander, anise seed and dried sweet orange peel is left to mingle with 100% corn grain neutral spirit (chosen for it’s full body and rich viscosity) for a period of 48 hours. Next the spirit is pumped into a 400 gallon steel still where steam jackets heat the unit, initiating the distillation process, which takes the better part of a day to complete. Over the course of the first few hours the all important “heart cut” is made, taking away only the finest “juice” each batch distillation has to offer. Finally, Aviation Gin is brought to a full flavoured 42% abv with ultra pure water.
Its restrained juniper and citrus balance well with the creamy Rye grain based spirit.