Aviation gin tasting notes and review
The Aviation gin is a cheeky, opulent and pyrotechnic spirit, full of floral, spicy and citrus scents.
Everything is amplified in this typically and exaggeratedly American gin, forget about the rough and primordial call of nature of London Dry Gin.
This gin is a continuous flourishing of perfumes, spices, ethereal and exotic references.
It is not a gin directed by battle gin and tonic, the tonic water would plan its complex and mottled taste, savor it alone, with a small ice cube, or use it for deluxe martinis or unforgettable Bronxes.
If you are looking for a classic work gin to make robust cocktails, forget it. But know that Aviation gin flaunts, but then keeps everything it promises.
Aviation gin bouquet
The nose is one of the most sumptuous and suggestive of all the gins we have ever tasted. And also one of the most heretical: do not expect a forest full of pine needles and resins, on the contrary, it is much more sunny and floral.
Intense aromas of cedar, star anise, very little juniper, cardamom, endless flowers, licorice, almost gentian and a whole series of herbs intertwined with white pepper.
Its peculiarity is however the consistency, the thickness of the raw material, it is the grain that emerges and acts as a skeleton to an impressive but elegant aromatic picture. Ambitious, but never a smudge.
What does Aviation gin taste like?
Mouth savory, sharp and of excellent power, with a rhythm marked by citrus and peppery flavors that give verticality. As soon as you put it in your mouth it’s a little supernova of taste, with a burst of pepper and hot spices, but then waves of ginger and lavender come to cool.
A masterpiece of the art of distillation.
Price of Aviation gin
40 euros, it’s in the high price range, but it’s not too expensive either, considering it’s one of the best gin around.