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All You Need To Know About Avion Tequila


Ken Austin, the founder of Avión, has a simple goal: to create the best-tasting tequila among all other tequila brands in the world. For this reason, he wanted to find a way to distill the smoothest tequila, to share his passion with the world. He set out to find and improve traditional methods, using the best raw materials to create a unique and smooth tequila.
Avion Tequila Reserva 44

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History of Avión Tequila

According to the creator and founder Ken Austin, Avion launched in New York and California in 2010, before it appeared on the television show "Entourage." 

Ken Austin, the founder of Avión, has a simple goal: to create the best-tasting tequila among all other tequila brands in the world. For this reason, he wanted to find a way to distill the smoothest tequila, to share his passion with the world. He set out to find and improve traditional methods, using the best raw materials to create a unique and smooth tequila.

Avión Tequila is hand-made using only the best Blue Weber agave found in the higher regions of Jalisco, Mexico. The plant that grows at this altitude is one of the most coveted plants in tequila production because the soil is rich in minerals, giving the spirit its unique qualities and characteristics. The secret behind the extraordinary smoothness lies in the elaborate procedure: the agave is baked in a specific traditional brick oven and then distilled in small batches.

Finally, the secret filtering method brings out the strong flavor of the spirits.

Avion Tequila Anejo

The Bottle

Ultra-premium tequila enhances its existing packaging with a new canister design and luxurious packaging for its publicity to help consumers understand its history and help them easily recognize that the brand is a single-source agave Blue wine. 

"AVIÓN TEQUILA DE UNICO ORIGEN" will be proudly displayed on the front of the bottle, highlighting a rare aspect of Avión DNA. Tequila Avión is one of the few single-origin tequilas on the market, which means that all their Blue Weber tequila comes from a small town in Jesús María, Mexico, and uses only water as an auxiliary ingredient in the final product.

It is not common to produce tequila from agave that has been fully grown in one area, but this is the case with Avión's small highland agave batch. A separate pack and number are also manually written on each label. 

The bottle will keep the same stylish and practical shape as the bartender to ensure it fits tightly on the high-speed rail and is easy to pour with a slim neck. 

In an attempt to express the journey of life, the side has an etch with the words "departure" (meaning departure) and "arrival" (meaning arrival) to provide a grippy feeling when held.

The luxury bottles have tasting notes that accompany them, batch numbers, the number of months each tequila undergoes aging in whiskey barrels, with founder Ken Austin and third-generation owner and winemaker Alejandro Lope Hereby's signature.

If tequila Avion has no eye for detail, then no brand does.

The Production Process of Tequila Avion

Harvesting and Cooking

Only the most mature and sweet agave (high sugar content) selected by hand is suitable for use. The López family grows agave in PFA. This family has been in business for three consecutive generations. 

The climate, altitude, soil, and Brix of the region create a sweeter tequila. According to Ken Austin, Avion has a special arrangement to prioritize and pay more for it. 

Anejo, Reposado, and Extra Anejo tequila are aged in already used and slightly burnt Jack Daniels American whiskey barrels. It is simmered in the oven for 72 hours, then a grinder/roller is used to make it fine.

Fermentation and Distillation

Fermentation takes place in outdoor stainless steel tanks using proprietary yeast instead of commercial yeast. The distillation is done in a special small stainless steel tank still with a copper coil, placed on the other side of the other brand's still. It requires small 3,500-liter copper coil stills for the first distillation (ordinary) and then stills of the same size come in handy for the second distillation in another part of the area.

Filtration

After distillation, Avion uses a unique procedure to enhance the flavor by creating a proprietary filtration method called "SuperSlow Filtration." The filtration of tequila is very slow and occurs through activated carbon to remove all trace particles and make the tequila smoother. 

The flavor strictly conforms to Avion specifications. At the time, they call it the "uplifting moment." It takes about ten times longer than traditional filtration. Avion is distilled twice at 40V. 

Types of Tequila Avión

Blanco (Avión Silver)

For about US$40, this is an unaged, clean, bright crystalline white. Pure white, well done, with a lot of natural sweetness. Avion Silver tequila is hand-made using only the best blue Weber agave found in the higher regions of Jalisco, Mexico. The plant that grows at this altitude is one of the most coveted plants in Silver tequila production because the soil is rich in minerals, giving the spirits its unique qualities and characteristics. 

The secret behind exceptional smoothness of Avion Silver tequila lies in the elaborate process: the agave is baked in a unique traditional brick oven and then distilled in small batches. Finally, the secret filtering method brings out the strong flavor of the spirits.

NOSE-Intense sweetness of ripe agave, with some mint, lime, buttery citrus, fruity flavors (grapefruit, pineapple), pepper, a little alcohol, and slight smoke. 

TASTE-Try light to medium oil, butter, cooked and sweet agave, and black pepper a little citrus and fruity mint, as well as a bit of fennel (licorice) and smoke. On the palate, it is crisp, silky, and smooth. It is a very soft, very natural sweetness, with a slight burning sensation. 

FINISH-Sweet agave, citrus, and pepper flavor, with a mild alcohol flavor and a hint of smoke and fennel. A pleasant and buttery medium finish.

Avion Tequila Silver

Reposado

At about $44.99, Avión Reposado has aged for six months, but the color is lighter (no colorant). Its aroma and taste are also delicate, with roasted agave and oak flavors, slight cherry and spice flavors, and floral aromas including fruit, caramel, and vanilla flavors. It is very balanced, light, and delicious.

NOSE- light oak and caramel, with vanilla. A touch of alcohol, roasted sweet agave, drink, flowers, smoke, black pepper, cherry, spice, and fruit.

TASTE-A light caramel, vanilla taste to medium oils—Floral, cherry, and mild oak notes, with a soft alcohol bite. Avion Tequila has an incredibly natural, agave sweet taste.

FINISH-Has an average exit of sweetness, mild oak, slight numbing, and mild caramel.

Añejo

Approximately $47.90, its aging happens for two years, with a bright and sharp aroma of sweet agave, vanilla and caramel cherry notes, and fruity aromas. Añejo is well-balanced and relatively prosperous—aromas of whiskey/oak, some smoke, and spice. The nose is delightful here; although it has tons of solid agave sweetness, the taste is not overly sweet. It's a nice tasty Anejo tequila.

NOSE-The nose is light oak and caramel, vanilla. Sweet roasted agave, a touch of alcohol, flowers, smoke, some black pepper, cherries, fruits, and some spices. 

TASTE-light to medium oil, light caramel, and vanilla flavor. Soft aromas of cherry, floral, and oak, slightly alcoholic. It has natural sweetness. 

FINISH- Medium output sweetness, soft oak flavor, slight numbness, and soft caramel flavor.

Reserva '44' Extra Anejo

For about US $ 129.99, based on Avion Blanco (silver), Reserva 44 is aged in old oak barrels for 43 months and then aged in small oak barrels that rotate every day for another 30 days. Total aging is 44 months. This gem uses exquisite packaging and hand-numbered glass bottles, individually signed by the founder and president, Ken Austin.

It is not a caramel or vanilla bomb but a delicious, rich, and balanced treat. It has flavors of cherry, honey, fruit, chocolate, and agave. The aging process is a limited and fantastic operation.

NOSE- Cognac/whiskey oak aroma, butter with pleasant aromas of cherry, fruit, and caramel. There is mild cinnamon, some agave sweetness, spices, gentle heat and honey, soft vanilla and cream/caramel, leather, and smoky aromas, which is a delicious nose. 

TASTE -Medium oil, whiskey/oak, some chocolate, dried fruit, a touch of spice, creamy soft caramel, caramel, vanilla, and fruit. The taste is smooth and balanced, and even at this level, there is a reflection sweetness of agave.

FINISH- Sweet aftertaste, balanced with cherries, honey, soft caramel, and vanilla. Fruity and slightly spicy flavor, with mild heat. The aftertaste is long, smooth, and delicious.

Why Choose Avion Tequila

The traditional method of producing tequila Avion and the perfect ingredients give it the smoothness and sweetness that every drinker is always looking for.

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