Created to change the way people think about gin, Aviation American Gin is made in the traditional dry style with anything but a traditional flavor profile. Aviation explores the rich, floral and savory notes of lavender, cardamom, and sarsaparilla to capture the lushness, spice, creativity, and freshness of the Pacific Northwest. This harmonious blend allows the craft spirit to shine on its own as well as when mixed in vintage drinks or contemporary culinary cocktails.
Earning 97 Points from Wine Enthusiast, Aviation American Gin is naturally gluten free and made with 100% non-GMO neutral grain spirit.
The Torrey Pine. Unique to the semi-arid shores of San Diego, but strangely reminiscent of the Juniper tree that embodies the London Dry style. Our Old Grove Gin blends the best of both worlds—crafted from freshly cracked, earthy and bold juniper berries, with subtle hints of fragrant rose and locally sourced coriander. For a drink that’s pure and proper, yet anything but contrived.
The gin is a celebration of our special connection to the land. We use pure grain spirits as a canvas to showcase juniper berry and raw northern honey. Added just before bottling, the raw honey imparts unique floral qualities that vary with season and blossom. Our distillery, on the banks of the Lamoille River in the Northeast Kingdom, is rooted in the agriculture of Vermont. Hardwick, Caledonia Country, is a community inspired by farms where the production of milk, cheese, timber, grains, honey, seeds, and herbs are part of our lives and help define our place.
“Each batch is aged in new American oak barrels for 3-4 months. While resting in the barrels, the gin is constantly transforming. The charred barrels contribute to the brown color of the spirit and give our Barr Hill Reserve Tom Cat its complex flavor. This is our first brown spirit at Caledonia. After weeks of discussion with the TTB lead to us not being able to use the word “gin” on the label (as raw honey is added after distillation and then it goes into a barrel), we are calling this Reserve and Tom Cat. ” – Andrew Pinault
The smooth, subtle, malty flavor of this white spirit comes from using over 50% malt wine, which is made from long fermented rye, corn and wheat, triple distilled in copper pot stills. This malt wine, the heart of a good genever, is then infused with a carefully selected distillate of botanicals.
Old Raj Gin is distinctive in that it contains a measure of saffron, the rare and costly spice derived from the crocus flower. In addition to the slightly spicy flavor, this also imparts a pale yellow color. The subtle, aristocratic botanical mix (starring, of course, juniper berries) lures you into a warm, delighted sense of well being, a feeling deepened by the sheer silkiness of the spirit.
” The 55% abv blue label is one of the strongest and most expensive gins on the market. Look for the trademark faint yellowish-saffron tinge and herbal scent, with assertive pine and anise flavors and a tart lemony touch. Serve this overproof gin tamed with ice and lots of tonic.”
Produced at the Balmenach distillery, Caorunn is unique in that it uses five ‘Celtic’ botanicals (rowan berries, heather, dandelion, bog myrtle, and caol blush apples) alongside the more more traditional juniper, coriander, lemon peel, orange peel, angelica root, and cassia bark. A vapour infusion process is used in the distillation which uses wheat-based neutral grain spirit at the base.