Founded in 2006 by Christian Krogstad and Ryan Magarian, Aviation American Gin is a brand of American dry gin manufactured by House Spirits Distillery in Portland Oregon US. Otherwise known as Aviation Gin, the brand is noted for its more botanical flavor profile. Co-founder Ryan Magarian coined the term “New Western Dry Gin” when first describing the brand and Aviation has since redefined how domestic gin is viewed within the US and European markets. This premium-crafted gin combines 7 botanicals, namely; coriander, lavender, cardamom, Indian sarsaparilla, orange peel, and juniper. Steeped in a neutral grain spirit for 18 hours, this botanical maceration is then diluted with water and distilled for 7 hours. Aviation Gin was sold in 2016 to Davos Brands, a New York wine distributor, and is endorsed by actor Ryan Reynolds who purchased a stake from Davos before the brand was finally sold to international liquor distributor Diageo in 2020.