Here at One Warwick Park Hotel we house what we like to call, A-List Alcohol. One of our wines is owned by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and our Aviation Gin – used in many of our cocktails – is owned by the lovely Ryan Reynolds!
In May 2008 The Miraval Estate, located in the Var region of Provence of southeastern France, hit the headlines when it was announced that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had entered a lease agreement with a later option to buy the estate. Their decision to lease had come from their time browsing prospective properties by helicopter! In 2009, the two bought the 17th Century Miraval estate and extensively renovated. Having sort winemaking expertise, the Miraval Rose was released and impressed many. Visit us to try a glass!
“I’ve tried every gin on the planet and Aviation is, hands down, the best. Also, I don’t recommend trying every gin on the planet. Stick with this one.” – Ryan Reynolds
Aviation Gin, also known as American Gin, began at a party in Seattle where a bartender named Ryan Magarian was introduced to a summer gin. He became so interested in the taste he ventured to Portland to meet the distiller. Together, with pioneering spirit, the first bartender/distiller partnership formed and there born was Aviation Gin. Aviation Gin is described as a botanical mix acclaimed to be smoother and easier to drink when compared to London Dry Gins. In February 2018, Ryan Reynolds took ownership of company, despite admitting to having limited Gin knowledge. His love for Aviation Gin started in his hometown of Vancover whilst out for drinks with friends. He kept ordering a Negroni, not understanding why it tasted to good until he realised it was the Gin – and the Gin was all he needed.
On Saturday 1st September come and visit SEVENTEEN’s stand at the Gin & Jazz Festival on The Pantiles to try some of our Gin concoctions – especially the Aviation Cocktail. You’ll even have the chance to take a selfie with Ryan Reynolds, sort of!