AVION TEQUILA

Do you remember the name Tequila Avión from HBO’s Entourage, the spirit company that Turtle promoted as a subplot of the major story? The problem for Avión Tequila was that people didn’t think it was real. They figured it was made-for-TV tequila. Guess what? “Yes, It’s Real!”

Founded 2010 by Ken Austin, Avión has worked with the Lopez family, agave growers from Jesus Maria, Mexico for multiple generations. Avión has been able to create a single-origin and 100 percent natural tequila with superior taste. In 2012, Avión was named “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” and “World’s Best Tasting Unaged Spirit” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and from then on, things have really taken off.

The philosophy at Avión is quite simple; they are “committed to creating a single origin tequila that embodies the best of craft processes to ensure the natural, rich, and roasted flavors of the Avión agave.”

Only the finest single source agave is handpicked when ripe, harvested by the family’s team of jimadores. The agave is slow roasted in brick ovens for three days. The low temperatures perfectly caramelize the agave, bringing out the natural sweetness and rich flavors. Avión is distilled in small pot stills handmade in Jesus Maria.