Ryan Reynolds’ reputation for snark and humour is well established. That trademark approach is well employed in a commercial for Reynolds’ Aviation Gin. Opening with the question of what makes Aviation Gin so delicious, Reynolds then explores the process that is followed in order to create this gin. From misting the cage-free botanicals with Reynolds’ tears, to having each bottle be ordained by the Unitarian Church of Fresno, the story is typical Reynolds.
While the story may be questionable, the gin itself is not. Inspired by pre-prohibition cocktails, Aviation Gin has less juniper in its flavour profile. The gin is distilled using a proprietary maceration process that helps blend the flavours together. The gin is produced in Portland, Oregon, where partners Ryan Magarian and Christian Krogstad went through several trials and experimentation before landing on just the right flavour. Aviation Gin is balanced and smooth, and complements cocktails, rather than being overbearing. It’s also a great drink on its own.
If you’re not sure that Aviation Gin is right for you, then take Reynold’s word for it: “I’ve tried every gin on the planet and Aviation is, hands down, the best. Also, I don’t recommend trying every gin on the planet. Stick with this one.”