The highly anticipated distillery and visitor
center offers guests a behind the scenes look at the gin's unique
distillation process and more
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 23,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Aviation American Gin
celebrates the grand opening of the highly-anticipated "Aviation
American Gin Distillery and Visitor Center" in its hometown of
Portland, Oregon. The
state-of-the-art, nearly 33k sq.
ft. facility features an intimate tasting room, exceptional
draft cocktail bar and gift shop. As part of the interactive
experience, visitors can get a sneak peek at co-owner Ryan Reynolds' office, which doubles as an
escape room, inviting guests to solve a series of puzzles and
identify various Easter eggs to get out.
The new Aviation Gin experience offers guests a behind the
scenes look at how Aviation Gin is distilled in its uniquely
American style, crafted with a blend of botanicals, which delivers
an approachable and uniquely balanced flavor profile. Like all
successful partnerships, none is overpowering or masking, but each
plays a part in bringing out the best in all. Aviation Gin was
created to be balanced and smooth to complement any cocktail or
even fly solo.
"About three years ago, we set out to create a one-of-a-kind
distillery and tasting experience to give people the opportunity to
get a look at how we make the world's greatest spirit - Aviation
American Gin, that is. We're thrilled to announce that the Aviation
American Gin Distillery is officially open for business in
Portland, Oregon and everyone (21
years and older) is welcome," said Ryan
Reynolds, Aviation American Gin's Co-Owner. "If a grown-up
theme park and a bartender fell in love and produced offspring, it
would be this gin factory."
Helmed by award-winning industry veteran and Distillery
Director, Hollie Stephenson, the
facility will offer educational tours of the distillation process
and bottling line, as well as tasting flights and unique seasonal
draft cocktails. Stephenson will bring her vast production and
tasting room experience to the site as she oversees the distilling
and bottling operations, as well as the newly constructed visitor
center and tasting room.
"Portland, Oregon is such a
vibrant city with a rich, unrivaled spirits & cocktail scene.
We're proud to be opening the Aviation American Gin Distillery in
the company's hometown," said Christina
Choi, Senior Vice President at Diageo. "Knowing how beloved
the brand is, we're excited to invite consumers to explore, sip and
learn about how our premium, uniquely American-style gin is
The tours will be held in intimate groups of no more than 12
visitors and will cost $28 per
person, which includes a guided tasting. Guests are invited to
enjoy the distillery at their leisure and those who are visiting
the bar can sip on cocktails and tasting flights [limited to 2.5oz
per day] without participating in the full tour. The distillery
will be serving six draft cocktails that will rotate seasonally,
starting with: Ryan's Nitro Negroni, Fizzy Bees Knees, Grapefruit
Collins, Aviation G&T, Saturn, and the Flora Dora. A straight
tasting of Aviation American Gin will also be available to purchase
for $5. Guests must be 21+ with valid
ID to sample or purchase cocktails.
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In 2020, Diageo acquired Aviation American Gin through the
acquisition of the Davos Brands portfolio.
The Aviation American Gin Distillery is located at 2075 NW
Wilson St. Portland, OR 97209, and
is open Thursday through Sunday from 12PM -
7PM PT. Guests can book their visit at
https://www.aviationgin.com/visit-us. For more information and to
stay up to date on the latest news, including distillery details,
please visit www.aviationgin.com or follow @aviationgin on
Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Aviation American Gin [42% Alc/Vol. Imported by Diageo,
New York, NY] reminds you to drink
About Aviation American Gin
Aviation Gin is one of the
world's highest rated gins (97 points, Wine Enthusiast) and helped
establish a new style of American gin, crafted with a blend of
botanicals, which delivers an approachable and uniquely balanced
flavor profile. Created by a unique bartender / distiller
partnership, Aviation American Gin operates a distillery, packaging
facility and visitor experience in Portland, OR.
Diageo is a global leader in beverage
alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including
Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit
and Buchanan's whiskies, Smirnoff,
Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Casamigos, DeLeon and Don Julio tequilas, Captain Morgan,
Baileys, Tanqueray and Guinness. Diageo is listed on both the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE:
DGE) and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around
the world. For more information about Diageo, our people, our
brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo's
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