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Avion Silver Tequila Review

avion silver tequilaTequila Avion is a new brand formed by a group of entrepreneurs, including Ken Austin, a former Seagrams and E&J Gallo executive. Tequila Avion is distilled from Blue Weber Agave found in the highest regions of Jalisco, Mexico, where the agave is known for its distinct mineral character.  Once harvested, the Tequila Avion agave is slow roasted in brick ovens under low temperatures to produce a rich and robust flavor.

On the nose, the Avion Silver Tequila is fresh and vegetal with some floral notes.  It’s very mellow and hides its alcohol well.  Take a sip and the spirit is exceptionally smooth and buttery and is soft enough to hold on the palate – a solid feat for an unaged tequila.  The taste is agave and fruit—most notably, pineapple and citrus—plus some herby qualities and white pepper during the long finish.

Overall, Avion Silver Tequila is a very soft and approachable sipping spirit bursting with flavor.  While it might fare well in cocktails, I’d be remiss to mix it with anything.

Avion has also released a reposado and anejo tequila, which—if they’re anything like the silver—should be worth sampling.

Stats:
– 40% Alcohol by Volume
– $45

CE Rating: ★★★★

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Written by Kevin Gray

4 Comments

  1. Cooking with Coley · August 25, 2010

    Is this related to the Avion Tequila Turtle’s promoting on Entrouage this season?

  2. Cocktail Crush · September 13, 2010

    Yes, it is the same Avion that Turtle promotes. This bottle was even shown in episode 9 (might have been 8) where Mark Cuban says they have created a new design for the bottle to fit the American market.

  3. kelly · October 1, 2010

    Ouch. $45 for a bottle? Seriously? just because it was on the show?

    • kevin · October 1, 2010

      Well, it’s also well-made and quite tasty, so it’s more than just marketing hype. But yeah, $45 ain’t cheap! Recommended though, if you want to try a new silver tequila.

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