Aviation American Gin, also known as Aviation Gin, is a brand of gin first produced in Portland, Oregon, by founders Christian Krogstad and Ryan Magarian in 2006. It is referred to as an "American dry gin", meaning the taste profile is less strongly juniper flavored than some other gins. It is produced by House Spirits Distillery. Seven flavoring ingredients are used in its production: juniper, lavender, sweet and bitter orange peel, cardamom, coriander, Indian sarsaparilla, and anise seed. Aviation American Gin is pot distilled twice and bottled at 84 U.S. proof (42% alcohol by volume). It is distributed nationwide in the United States and in 15 other countries, including Canada, Spain, the U.K., Ireland, France, Russia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia. It was originally bottled in a wine bottle with a blue label. The newer bottle, introduced in 2013, looks like a flask and is reminiscent of the Art Deco period, with a black label and a silver cap.
House Spirits Distillery sold the brand to Davos Brands, LLC, of New York in 2016, but House Spirits continues to be the gin's distiller, with production in Portland, Oregon.