Ryan Reynolds Aviation Gin Collection

Ryan Reynolds Aviation Gin Collection

What you need to know about the

Ryan Reynolds Gin

He's one of the most famous actors on the planet thanks to roles in movies including Deadpool, Free Guy, and The Adam Project. However, Canadian-American Ryan Reynolds has also made his name showcasing his sense of humour (mostly ribbing his wife, Blake Lively, and friend Hugh Jackman, on Instagram), shrewd business acumen and talent for off-beat marketing. 

Having bought Welsh, fifth tier football club, Wrexham Association Football Club in 2021, his ventures are diverse and based on personal passion. Amongst the first was his foray into the world of gin, when he became the co-owner of Aviation Gin in 2018 - a once low key brand from Oregon that's now amongst the most recognised in the industry.

Ryan Reynolds' journey into the world of gin   

As the story goes, Reynolds had always been partial to gin. He made the surprise decision to become a co-owner of the boutique gin producer in the Pacific Northwest, having  first become familiar with Aviation American Gin while filming in Vancouver in 2017. It is said he decided to find out more, meeting with co-founders Ryan Magarian and Christian Krogstad in Portland before purchasing a minority stake and declaring it "the best gin on the planet.” 

He was a hands-on co-owner, regularly featuring the brand on his own Instagram account. He sold the company for a cool estimated $610 million in 2020, and wrote in a press release: 

“A little over two years ago, I became an owner of Aviation Gin because I love the taste of Aviation more than any other spirit. What I didn’t expect was the sheer creative joy learning a new industry would bring."  

What the reviews say about RYan Reynolds' Aviation American Gin

"This is one of the best contemporary gins available on the market today. Time has made it seem more classic than it was on its initial launch, but fans of either style could enjoy a Martini together and revel in just how far we’ve come as a community." - theginisin.com

"My favourite I think was an Aviation gin Negroni; this gin is perfect for its complex flavours and orange garnish, and has earned a permanent place on my drinks trolley for this alone. Get a bottle in for the festive season and my guess is it will become a new favourite." - Deputy Editor, Chatting Food London: Amanda David

"What I like most about this is the use of the orange peel and the other spices to give this gin a more earthy and spicy flavour profile, making up for the lost note from the juniper. It’s a different take on the spirit and I think it works really well either on its own or in a cocktail (especially the G&T)." - thirtyonewhiskey.com

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