If you've ever wanted to visit the distillery that produces Ryan Reynolds' popular gin, tours are now available — but be prepared to put in some serious work.
In a hilarious new video, the popular Vancouver actor says fans of the spirit can visit the new Aviation American Gin Distillery to get a taste of the "gin-making experience."
But guests won't simply spend their day sipping gin and making their way around the facility
"At Aviation, we know that guests truly learn by doing. After the tour is done, our guests might even be more knowledgeable than the employees. In fact, we're counting on it," explains the Deadpool star in a mischievous tone.
As Reynolds describes what the tour really involves, the video shows the visitors being suited up in uniforms and thrown into their respective gin-making duties. The actor tells one guest that he will show him the "packaging department."
Like Disneyland for adults. With fewer furry suits (on weekdays). @AviationGin pic.twitter.com/kX0HnhYVVX— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 22, 2022
Ryan Reynolds' Aviation American Gin Distillery starts tours
The 33,000-square-foot Aviation American Gin Distillery and Visitor Center is located in Portland, Oregon and features an intimate tasting room, exceptional draft cocktail bar and gift shop.
"As part of the interactive experience, visitors can get a sneak peek at co-owner Ryan Reynolds’ office, which doubles as an escape room, inviting guests to solve a series of puzzles and identify various Easter eggs to get out," explains a news release.
The tours will be held in groups of no more than 12 visitors and will cost $28 per person, which includes a guided tasting. Guests are invited to enjoy the distillery at their leisure and those who are visiting the bar can sip on cocktails and tasting flights [limited to 2.5 oz per day] without participating in the full tour.
The distillery will be serving six draft cocktails that will rotate seasonally, starting with Ryan’s Nitro Negroni, Fizzy Bees Knees, Grapefruit Collins, Aviation G&T, Saturn, and the Flora Dora. A straight tasting of Aviation American Gin will also be available to purchase for $5.
The funnyman adds, "If a grown-up theme park and a bartender fell in love and produced offspring, it would be this gin factory.”