Avion Tequila Reserva 44
Every bottle of Avión Reserva Extra Anejo Tequila is numbered and hand signed by Ken Austin, Avión's founder, as a mark of the quality you can expect from each sip. The tequila evokes an aroma of roasted agave, marzipan, vanilla, and grass, providing a sweet yet earthy feel before it even passes your lips. The tastes of vanilla, tres leches, and light mango are infused through an intense 44-month aging process, with extra care and attention in the final month before leaving the distillery to tequila lovers everywhere. Avión Reserva 44 Extra Anejo Tequila is so smooth that it is considered best as a sipping drink, though it can also make the perfect accompaniment to cocktails and mixers looking for light citrus tastes such as a hint of lemon zest combined with buttery vanilla tones. While the first scent is meant to draw you in, the lightly spiced finish will keep you coming back for more.
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.
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Avion Reserva 44
Very smooth Tequila although I little pricey, otherwise great taste.
A very good Tequila!
I first tried this while visiting my sister in Orange County, California. A restaurant there serves “Tequila Flights”. I liked this so much that I had to have a bottle in my liquor cabinet. It’s NOT available locally so I had to find a place to order it from. I order high-end liquors from Europe frequently. I have never had a bottle so well packed as this Tequila from Wooden Cork. Very impressive!!