Yes, as so many people have observed this tequila is real and not just a prop used on the TV series 'Entourage'. Tequila Avión is a newcomer to the tequila market and unlike other newcomers they're entering the market with the full range and not just the blanco. Now either Tequila Avión have been sitting in the wings for some time planning the release or they're pushing this juice for someone else. Now we've been drinking this for the last week so I'm sure it's the former rather than the latter.
Name: Tequila Avión Silver
Distillery: Productos Finos de Agave, S.A. de C.V.
Location: Highlands - Los Altos
Tequila Avión is a highlands tequila and that's obvious from the first sniff. The floral and sweet aromas typical of highlands tequila are there. We've sat on this review for quite a while now as we wanted to do it justice, Tequila Avión is an incredibly balanced high-end tequila. Now I've been drinking tequila for quite some time so I knew from the first sip that we had a contender on our hands, but it's so balanced that I wanted to be sure that I was picking it all up and we'd do the brand justice. As I swirl the tequila in my Riedel glass I'm seeing quick legs and clear beading on the glass. The aroma is clean and crisp, the agave pepper is subtle with very little alcohol aroma coming off of it. The taste is sweet and light with the quality of the water used in the production of this tequila being very apparent. Avión themselves claim that there are clear mint aromas and flavours in the mix but I just couldn't pick them out. The citrus flavours that are present are surprisingly of pineapple, which was a real pleasure, the finish is soft, smooth with a hint of agave. This is something that I think the current tequila market is going to lap up. We only have the blanco in our hands at the moment, but I can't help but wonder what the wood is going to bring to it all. We'll do our best to get back to you on that.
I think it's worth mentioning that the stopper in this bottle is cork, a lot of brands are stepping over to synthetic materials (which is fine) but I feel the cork gives the bottle a bit more 'class' and 'polish'. I'm finding myself asking whether we've got another el Patrón on our hands here, market-wise that is. Tequila Avión is coming out of the blocks with a very hard hitting marketing campaign. They're all over the social networks and getting their product on to a hit show such as 'Entourage' is going to do nothing but rocket their profile. Tequila Avión is a very smooth well balanced tequila that is going to appeal to people new to tequila and aficionados alike.