House Spirits Distillery, a Portland-based craft distillery co-owned by National Football League legend Joe Montana, has signed a national distribution agreement with Southern Wine & Spirits (SWS) to make its Aviation American Gin available all across the US.

Aviation American Gin is a traditional London dry style gin that is hand-crafted in small batches using non-GMO American grain spirit and number of spices sourced from all around the world.

The gin possesses floral notes of lavender, cardamom and sarsaparilla.

It can be consumed directly or can be used to prepare cocktails like The Aviation Cocktail, Aviation Rickey and others.

House Spirits Distillery co-owner and CEO Thomas Mooney said Aviation gin is a balanced expression and has been rated highly by Wine Enthusiast.

"Southern Wine & Spirits is the nation’s largest wine and spirits wholesaler and broker, and they have been our partner on the West Coast for several years," Mooney added.

"Now that we’ve extended our partnership throughout the country, we will make Aviation a staple spirit for cocktail enthusiasts everywhere."

SWS spirits executive vice president Rudy Ruiz said the gin has got huge following and has the potential to grow into a national brand.

"We look forward to the opportunity to work with House Spirits Distillery to steward the growth of this promising brand," Ruiz added.