October 2013 - Aviation American Gin

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Halloween Cocktail- Corpse Reviver No. 2


A classic cocktail suggestion for your Halloween


Corpse Reviver No. 2

  1. In a pint glass, add spirits & mixers
  2. Fill with ice
  3. Shake vigorously
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass
  5. Mist with Marteau Absinthe
  6. Garnish with a star anise pod

How To Make Your Simple Syrup Last



Simple syrup is an essential staple for any home bartender, bar or cocktail enthusiast. It is used in cocktails as a sweetener to balance out the sour and bitter flavors. Sugar doesn’t dissolve well on it’s own and can make your cocktail feel granulated. For a great recipe try Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s simple syrup. Pour the homemade simple syrup in an old bottle. Put some tape with a handwritten label on it and date it to ensure it is tossed out when it expires. Simple syrup will last about a month in the fridge. To keep your simple syrup tasting great for longer, add a splash of Volstead Vodka after the syrup has cooled. Keeping great Simple Syrup on hand will allow you to make great cocktails easier whenever you want.





Halloween Punch


A treat for the adults, here is a punch recipe for all your Halloween parties.

Scandinavian Hallow’s Eve (Serves 8)

by Brooke Arthur

8 OZ Aviation American Gin

4 OZ Krogstad Aquavit

6 OZ Freshly pressed lemon juice

2 OZ Rich simple syrup (2:1)*

2 OZ St. Elizabeth’s Allspice Dram

3 dashes Angostura bitters

4 Apples sliced

12 OZ Sparkling apple cider

12 OZ Soda water

1 Pumpkin


In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients through Angostura. Stir. Cover and cool in fridge until ready to serve. Hollow out a whole pumpkin. When ready to serve, add ice, soda, and cider to pumpkin bowl. Stir.

*To make rich simple syrup, combine 2 parts sugar to one part water. Stir until sugar dissolves.

I Spy Aviation American GIn – Airport Contest


We’re proud to announce that our tasting room and store is fully up and running at the Portland International Airport. Located across from Gate D1, you can now purchase any of the House Spirits Distillery products, including Aviation American Gin, past security. That means, if you need a gift for clients, family or friends you are visiting and don’t want to pay for luggage, you can now purchase a bottle of Aviation American Gin past security and just drop it in your carry-on luggage. It’s a great way to show off a little local Portland pride.

To celebrate, we are collecting pictures of you at the airport tasting room and selecting one winner to receive an Aviation Swag Bag. Snap a picture by the still that made the first ever batch of Aviation American Gin, or grab a picture next to the wall of botanicals we use to instill all that flavor into each and every bottle.

To enter, snap and photo that includes our Portland International Airport store. Upload your photo to Instagram, Twitter or the Aviation American Gin Facebook page. Make sure to tag us and use the hashtag #FlyingwithAviationGin. Entry as many photos as you’d like. Photos must be uploaded between 10/15/13 and 11/15/13.  One winner will be selected at random to win by 11/18.13.





The “I Spy Aviation American Gin” Sweepstake will begin at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on October 15, 2013 and end at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on November 15, 2013. (“Promotion Period”).  Facebook, Inc.’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstake is sponsored by House Spirits Distillery, 2025 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (“Sponsor”). The Sponsor is responsible for all aspects of this Sweepstake. Participation in the Sweepstake constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules, and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.


Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of all fifty (50) states of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 21 years of age as of the start date. Employees, officers and representatives of House Spirits Distillery, and Administrator, and any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, franchisees, licensees, distributors, suppliers, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising/promotion agencies (collectively, “Released Parties”) and members of the immediate family (mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  Void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, and where prohibited, or restricted by law.


How To Enter: Participants must snap an original photo of the House Spirits Distillery store at the Portland International Airport. Photos may be uploaded to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and must include the hashtag #FlyingwithAviationGin. Note: NO PHOTOS THAT CONTAIN CHILDREN.

Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including, but not limited to, commercial Sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of automated entry devices is prohibited and no mechanically reproduced entries are allowed; all such entries are void. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: late, incomplete, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected entries.  All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By participating, you consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the sole purpose of administering this Sweepstakes.


Photo must be uploaded as a .jpg or .gif file not exceeding 4MB. All required information must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Proof of entering information is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of an entry. Released Parties are not responsible for: lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incorrect, damaged, delayed, garbled, undelivered, misdirected, or postage due entries, essays and/or photographs. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Your submission of an entry constitutes your representation of eligibility, consent to participate in Contest and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the purpose of Contest administration.

Photos may not contain any image or depiction of the following: (i) photo’s bearing children in any capacity (ii) materials which include or constitute trademarks, trade names or copyrighted works created or owned by any person or entity other than Entrant or for which the Entrant has not obtained owner’s permission to use; (iii) materials bearing children, profanities, or bearing the name or likeness of any celebrity, living or dead; (iv) materials which contain visible identifiable or potentially identifiable information including but not limited to phone numbers, website links, street addresses, email addresses or license plate numbers; (v) inappropriate behavior for a general audience; (vi) nudity or any depiction of real or simulated sexual acts; (vii) violence in any form; (viii) materials which violate anyone’s reasonable privacy expectations, violate any known agreement, or which are defamatory in nature; (ix) materials which are derogatory to Sponsor, or any affiliated entity or person; (x) materials which are discriminatory based on race, religion, national origin, physical disability, age, sex, or sexual orientation or preference; (xi) materials in which any person identifiably appears where no appropriate written release has been obtained from such person granting all rights required herein; and, (xii) materials which do not comply with all other requirements in these Official Rules.  Entries which do not conform to these guidelines will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to reject or disqualify any entry which Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, determines to be inconsistent with the letter or spirit of the Official Rules or potentially damaging to its, the Contest’s, or another’s image or reputation.


Internet Limitations of Liability: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, at any time, without notice, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination/suspension date, if any infection, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s control, affects the integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process (if applicable) or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in a disruptive manner., Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for: lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected entries; theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone or data transmission systems; interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet or any technical problem, including but not limited to any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from Sweepstakes participation; typographical, printing or other errors or omissions in these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials, or other problems or errors of any kind whether computer, network, mechanical, human, electronic, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, in the processing of entries, in the selection or announcement of winners or in the awarding of prizes. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.


Sponsor is not responsible for any damage to an entrant’s system which is occasioned by participating in this Sweepstakes or by downloading any information necessary to participate in the promotion.  Sponsor also is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes.    CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an individual who actually submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email account by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.


Prizes:  Grand Prize winner will receive one Aviation American Gin Swag Bag which will not exceed the value of fifty US dollars ($50).

Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. By accepting any of the aforementioned prizes, the winner agree to release the Released Parties from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the promotion or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of prize awarded, or while preparing for, or participating in the usage of the prize. Prizes are not exchangeable, transferable, or redeemable for cash. There are no substitutions unless specified by the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value.

Drawing and Notification: Grand prize winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received, in a random drawing. All decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The drawing will be completed on or about November 18, 2013.  Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.  The Grand Prize winner will be notified by private contact on social media channel of entry.


Prize Conditions:  All local, state and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. Upon initial notification and verification of the Grand Prize winner, confirmation will be sent to the winner via email or other home delivery service of Sponsor’s choice. If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within two (2) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected for the prize at issue. The potential Grand Prize winner is subject to verification before any prize will be awarded.


Other Terms & Conditions: The Sweepstakes is responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local laws (if applicable). By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that: 1.) Released Parties and their designees and assigns shall have the right and permission to use (unless prohibited by law) the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state), in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further notice, permission or compensation, and 2.) Released Parties and their designees and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents shall have no liability and entrant will indemnify, defend and hold Released Parties harmless from any liability, loss, injury, or damage to entrant themselves or any other person or entity, including personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, to entrant or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in this Sweepstakes. Entrants further acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry and to modify, terminate or suspend this Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, action of entrants, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, if the Sweepstakes is modified, terminated or suspended, at Sponsor’s discretion, select winners from those eligible, non-suspect entries. Entrants further acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose.


Disputes: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with United States law. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts of Oregon, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  The value of the prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determinations of the ARV thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed.  If the actual value of any prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash.


Sponsor: House Spirits Distillery, 2025 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214


This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor, and not to Facebook.

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