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Ryan Reynolds Shares His Aviation American Gin Out of Office Reply

Ryan Reynolds Shares His Aviation American Gin Out of Office Reply

-Dude, I want to get into this
right here. How did you get involved —
Aviation Gin? What is going on?
This is, like — This is an American-made gin. -It’s an American gin. Little smoother than our —
its British counterparts, little more drinkable. Uh, wow.
I sound like a pro. -Yeah, you’re actually
good at this. -I really know nothing
about gin. If I ran the company for real,
it would be on fire. [ Laughter ] -No. It was —
I was in Vancouver, and I had been —
I was shooting. And I was shooting
a film out there. And I went to
this one restaurant. I ordered a Negroni.
And then I was — It was the best Negroni
I had ever had in my life. And I went back there
about eight more times before I finally asked the guy,
“What’s in this?” And he said it was Aviation Gin. So, I did a little research,
and it won — got, like, a 97 for wine — It was, like,
the highest-rated gin ever for that particular company. And it was tiny. So, I was able
to meet some of the owners and weasel my way in
as an owner. And I love it.
It’s amazing. -Where is this based out of?
-It’s based out of Portland. Portland, Oregon.
-Cheers. Was this just gin and soda? -Mine’s just straight gin. Yours has lots of soda
right there. -Wow.
[ Laughter ] I love it.
-Yeah. -Dude, it’s fantastic.
-Pretty great. -Refreshing.
-I know. So, it’s been fun. It’s been fun learning
kind of the ropes. You know, the liquor industry’s
kind of not unlike the — Yeah, there you go.
Kicking right in, huh? Yeah. I put a little
something extra in there. -[ Slurring ]
You’re my best friend. You’re my best friend.
-No, you hang up. No, you hang up.
-No, you hang up. [ Laughter ] It is tasty, man.
-I know. Pretty good, right? -Refreshing.
I love it. But now, dude,
now you go to meetings now? Are you, like —
-Loaded? Yeah, pretty much.
-No, no, no. I mean, no. Do you go into meetings and,
like, talk about the company? -Yeah. I kind of travel
all over the country. I meet buyers,
that sort of stuff. It’s, like, it’s a real,
genuine responsibility. But it’s not — it’s not too
dissimilar to the film industry. I mean, it’s all sort of based
on relationships and handshakes. You know, but what’s weird
and I found so ironic was that it’s
the liquor industry where you actually
have to be accountable. Like, in the — in the film
business, you can, you know — If you’re working on a movie, you can go out for a night
of drinking and then, you know, miss work because you
fell asleep on a stove. And no one’s gonna really
do much about it. But the liquor industry,
it’s hardcore. Yeah, you can’t — You don’t
mess up with those guys. Yeah. No.
-No, you can’t. But you said it’s like just
jumping into everything. Like, even jumping
into “Deadpool,” you didn’t know what —
what it was. -No. It was sort of — The whole thing’s been
an amazing learning experience. But you gotta trust your gut
on this kind of stuff. I mean, 11 years ago, I remember
reading a “Deadpool” comic and feeling like this is
a once-in-a-lifetime connection. And then a few years later,
I met my wife, and I was like, “Oh, I guess
a once-in-a-lifetime connection can happen twice.” And then — And then
we had our children. And that’s when I realized
that I love gin. [ Laughter and applause ] I just… I took the passion… -Of course. Of course.
-I went deep with the passion. Right? So, that’s when I bought —
I bought Aviation Gin. -That’s fantastic, dude.
-Yeah. -I know that if you do
go on vacation, you have to have
an out-of-office e-mail reply that people do. And you’re not really
used to those type of — -No. It’s all so formal.
Yeah. Suddenly, I have, like,
a pseudo-cyber office when I have to be — again,
I have to be accountable. So when I’m away, I have to send
out out-of-office e-mails. So, if you e-mail me
at the company, you get a response back,
at least. And it’s, yeah, been fun. -And some people told you to,
you know, just keep it short and sweet. -Keep it short and sweet.
-Out of the office. -Nothing personal.
-Not checking my e-mail. -Be back — Yeah.
-Yeah. -So, I went deep.
-This is six paragraphs long. It’s just —
-Yeah, yeah. -This is your
out-of-office e-mail reply. We highlighted some stuff. -Yeah. It was — It was fun.
-In case you want to just — -It was a bit of an overshare.
I enjoyed it. Yeah, so this is only my second
out-of-office reply. And from what I’m told, it should be short, sweet,
never personal. I said, “This Father’s –”
This is for Father’s Day. I said, “This is
the perfect time to give your dad the best
Aviation American Gin.” I said, “While my own father
may be gone, the unspoken tension we shared
is alive and well. This Father’s Day, you may not be able to give Dad
a second chance, but you can give him a bottle
of Aviation American Gin. Or if he died
before either of you could even begin to comprehend
the importance of closure, just get yourself a bottle. [ Laughter ] Happy Father’s Day. Ryan Reynolds, owner,
Aviation Gin.” Yeah. I mean, that’s just
an out-of-office reply. Short and sweet. -Yeah. -Short and sweet.
Nothing too personal. -I have one right now, if you e-mail me
at [email protected] You get one right now. I’ll tell you
exactly where I am. -Really?
-Yeah, yeah. It’s true. Yeah. I have one personalized
for “The Tonight Show” even. -You will?
-Yeah. -So, if you e-mail
[email protected]– -Probably shouldn’t give
my e-mail address on live television.
-Yeah, that’s a big mistake. You’re gonna get e-mails, dude. -Works for everybody else.
Works for politicians. -Yeah.
Why not?

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100 thoughts on “Ryan Reynolds Shares His Aviation American Gin Out of Office Reply

  1. Thank you for your interest in Aviation American Gin! You’ve reached my Out Of Office Mission Statement. 

    As owner of Aviation Gin, my mission is to never speak to you like some out of touch Hollywood A-hole. My job is to remain accountable. Down to earth. Hard working. 

    Why is Aviation the best damn gin on the planet? What sets it apart from other gins on the market? Do people who ask and then answer their own questions have an above average IQ? Probably. 

    Most of the time, experts describe Aviation in pompous, flowery terms which alienate the average hard working gin drinker. I’ve heard them wax poetic about its restrained notes of juniper. Others have said it’s the subtle lavender and wet, boreal forest earth notes which make it so whimsical. 

    Who talks like that? A blowhard, that’s who… I promise, gentle customer, you won’t hear garbage like that from me. I’ll tell you why I like Aviation… Because it tastes like somebody finally made a gin for everyone. 

    I don’t need some fancy, forensic gin-juggler to tell me why I like something. Just keep it simple. And real happiness is about simplicity. 

    After a long hour at work, I like to get home, kick my slippers off and watch my wild dolphin, Jasper-Barnaby, swim in the moat. There’s nothing more relaxing than observing a wild dolphin at play in one’s backyard. My personal vocal-coach, Lyndon, once said that watching the sunset on my estate is the closest he’s ever come to God. I believe him. 

    For me, life isn’t just about having my brain cryogenically frozen so I can be revived two hundred years after the apocalypse to dance with the chosen few along the gilded path to Valhalla.  

    It’s also probably about other stuff. 


    — Ryan Reynolds.

    Ryan Reynolds 


    Aviation American Gin

  2. Love gin…love this man’s talent……love soda in Gin. Why destroy gin with ‘tonic’…..phew. So glad I can enjoy a gin & soda and not feel left out or odd. 👍 I have just bought my fist Aviator Bottle of Gin. Bravo Ryan Reynolds……..SPLASH.

  3. He’s an owner of the company and Canadian and aviation doesn’t ship to Canada. Gotta order just on the other side of the border now.

  4. We reeaaaallly need Wolvie to return in the next movie now that time reversal isnt an issue along with Channing Tatum as Gambit, Taron Edgerton as Toad and Ryan Gosling as Pyro!!

  5. I got to hang out and drink with Jimmy at a house party at the Kentucky Derby once. The funny thing is, that's exactly how he was acting… lol

  6. On the night Ryan appeared on Jimmy’s and revealed his office email, they received 20000 emails just on tuesday night alone! Omg.

  7. Just bought a bottle and made two aviation cocktails. It's good, but you have to like Gin of all different types and be adventurous to change up the cocktail recipes a bit to get the balance of sweetness and citrus that you enjoy. And then we you have that down. Make it bucket size. They don't call it aviation for nothing. After two cocktails – I'm flyin.

  8. That "I love gin" joke had to be scripted, like… It's one of the best jokes I've ever heard. Soo fking good.

  9. He is the best! Love his funny sarcastic ass. Of course always been a fan. But Deadpool for Ryan is what Iron Man was for Robert .D …Pure Magic only one's true character could match the ideal Hero and its real.

  10. Watch your liver Ryan. I took care of somebody that turned green then orange then blue at 40, she has a hard liquor drinking problem.

  11. Okay I think this is the first time when Jimmy's OBNOXIOUS fake laugh really stood out to me

  12. Saw the trailer of the new Pokemon movie. There is a part in the movie that portrays the tazing of Robert Dziekanski. When the kid has a stapler and pikachu says he will electricute him. This is something that should no be ok or made fun of.

  13. I know he dose not know much about dead pool because he was asked about thanos and we was like he would have made it worse but dead pool and thanos has a long rivalry.

  14. That's what I got today as a reply to my email:

    Thank you for your email. I am currently out of the office on summer vacation. Rest assured, though, I never stop working for Aviation. This summer, I have committed to qualifying for the newly created FAA Promotional Pilot’s License. I will be logging 200 hours of flight time dragging my own face across the skies near you. If you see it, please raise your Aviation and Tonic towards the sky. Actually, don’t. Can’t get distracted. Flying…

    Ryan Reynolds


    Aviation American Gin

  15. It’s a rare and seldom thing to get a genuine laugh out of Mr. James Fallon.
    Well played, Ryan Reynolds, well played.

  16. Since both my father & grandfathers have died. My uncle would be the one whom I would purchase a bottle of Aviation Gin for Father’s Day …but he has been 12 Steps somber for 2 years sooo…I bought some for Mother’s Day!

  17. Sure just creeped out, got this recommended on YT after watching Ryan do the "Bottle cap challenge" with a bottle of this Gin on FB.

  18. Ryan: hello

  19. Man, I want to mute Jimmy each time Ryan says something. It doesn't even have to funny, he'll do his fake laugh. Can't stand it.

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