The Process | Aviation Gin (Ryan Reynolds)
What makes Aviation Gin so delicious? I’m glad you didn’t ask…
Aviation American Gin, also known as Aviation Gin, is a brand of distilled spirit first produced in Portland, Oregon, by founders Christian Krogstad and Ryan Magarian in 2006. It is classified as an “American dry gin,” meaning the flavor profile is less juniper-forward. It is produced by House Spirits Distillery. The recipe proportions are not made public, but the seven botanicals used during distillation for flavoring are: juniper, lavender, sweet and bitter orange peel, cardamom, coriander, Indian sarsaparilla, and anise seed. Aviation American Gin is twice pot distilled and bottled at 84 proof (42% alcohol). It is currently distributed nationwide in the United States and in 15 different countries, including; Canada, Spain, U.K., Ireland, France, Russia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia. It was originally bottled in a wine bottle with a blue label. The new bottle looks like a flask, and is also reminiscent of the Art Decoperiod, 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.
He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside and had minor roles before landing the role of Michael Bergen on the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl between 1998 and 2001. Reynolds then starred in a range of films, including comedies such as National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, Waiting…, and The Proposal. He also performed in dramatic roles in Buried, Woman in Gold, and Life, and starred in action films such as Blade: Trinity, Green Lantern, and Safe House.
In 2016, he starred as the title character in Deadpool. The film received critical and commercial acclaim and set numerous records at the time of its release for an R-rated comedy. For his performance, Reynolds received numerous accolades, including nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. He reprised the role in Deadpool 2, which he also co-wrote.