“...probably the best domestic gin under $30...”

“...an incredible yet classic London Dry-style...”

“...perfectly balanced between juniper, citrus, floral, earth, and spice. It’s won gold or better in every contest it’s been in, and while it’s 90 proof, it’s surprisingly sippable for a gin. Still, it shines in cocktails, especially a Negroni."

“One of the ten best craft gin distilleries in the United States.”
          –USA Today 10Best Readers' Poll, 2016

 

“The biggest endorsement of Bull Run comes from the back bars of many fancy-cocktail joints all around Portland: Alongside Hendrick’s and Tanqueray, you’ll more often than not find a bottle of its Aria Gin. It’s a well-balanced, cocktail-friendly spirit.”

“The 10 Best Gins On The Market”

“...best mixed in a martini or jasmine cocktail. It has a silky, fruity body and smells of spices and pine blossoms.”

“...the initial lightness of Aria Portland Dry Gin betrays the spirit's complex spiciness—hints of coriander and cardamom—that plays perfectly against a fine citrus zest. While one could have a perfectly good time sipping this one neat, it really begs to be paired with dry vermouth and a twist of lemon.

“Aria Portland Dry Gin is clear, and the nose is not heavy on the juniper, more herbaceous and floral. On the palate, the juniper is there, but right afterward, you're filled with rich flavors of cardamom, coriander, anise and orange peel.

“...lovely...”

“...features a lot of citric notes and blooms beautifully in a drink, without sacrificing traditional flavors like angelica and coriander.”

“Wonderful”

“...balanced, smooth and heady...”

“This is a fantastic gin.”

“An American Gin Renaissance”

“...this is an exceptional, classic dry gin, complex but direct…”

“It’s superbly balanced and perfect all by its lonesome. It’s suitable for cocktails, too, of course…”

“...a gin that’s crisp and assertive, with a juniper bite, a smooth, lasting spiciness and a bright, citrusy aroma.”

“...an intense botanical freshness followed by a warm surge of alcohol…”

“...a gin that would make everyone fall in love, from the most polished connoisseur to the tight-laced gin virgin.”

“...boldly aromatic with a rich mouthfeel of juniper, citrus, floral, earthy and spicy notes…”

“Aria Portland Dry Gin pulls toward the classic London Dry style of gin with juniper aromas but also citrus and baking spice…”

“Solid for a vintage martini up with a citrus twist.”

“Ryan Csanky has been with Wildwood Restaurant and Bar in Northwest Portland for nine years. In keeping with his passion for local food and libations,  Csanky released Aria Portland Dry Gin last year. As this issue’s featured bartender, he created Porch Swing exclusively for 1859.”

“...it’s nice to see that there are still some craftsmen making delicious gins in a more classical style. Aria can hold its own against Britain’s finest, in my opinion.”

Proof 66 Rating: 650 out of 658
“This score falls in the 98th percentile of all spirits in the Gin category and is an example of the very best in its class.”

“...a traditional London Dry style gin, meaning it carries the signature juniper note so heavily favored by those who adore classic Martini cocktails.”

“...somewhere between a juniper-rich London
Dry style and fruitier Plymouth style…”

“This gin is light and tastes great on the rocks or mixed with freshly squeezed juices!”

The Oregonian December 05, 2014

The Oregonian

December 05, 2014

Portlands Aria Gin opening distillery and tasting room on Northwest 23rd Avenue

 Gin: Small-batch standouts

“...a gin that plays well with vermouth, which makes it great for a classic martini.

“Smooth and creamy with lovely aromatics, soft juniper and a fresh citrus note; mellow, lush and bright with elegance and style; a modern take on a classic London style.

93 points