The founder of Avión Tequila, Ken Austin, had a simple aim: to create the best tasting tequila in the world. To do this, he wanted to find ways to distil the smoothest tequila so that he could share his passion with the world. He set out to find and refine traditional methods, to work with the finest ingredients, and to create a tequila which had a unique and smooth taste. You can purchase a bottle from our online shop and experience the flavour for yourself.
Avión: named the World's Best Tasting Tequila
Avión Tequila is made from blue agave from the highest point in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico. This region is considered to be the most desirable in the area for growing agave, due to its temperate weather, rich soil, and high altitude. Grown 7,000 feet above sea level, in rich, nutrient-filled soil, the agave has a distinctive crisp sweetness which is perfect for distilling the best tequila. The agave is grown for seven to ten years, left to fully mature before being harvested. The ripest agave are hand-picked in the traditional style to be made into Avión Tequila.
Once harvested, the agave is slowly roasted in Avión's brick over for 3 days, at a low temperature. This gently caramlises the agave to bring out its natural sweetness. It is then distilled in a traditional pot still, and the "heads and tails" - that is, the first and last batches of the distillate which can taste unbalanced - are removed. This ensures that the tequila which remains is smooth, pure, and consistent. The process uses twenty five to thirty percent more agave to make Avión than other tequilas, as only the finest quality result will do.
Once distilled, the tequila must be filtered. Avión is filtered with a propriety ultra-slow filtration system, which takes ten times longer than other tequilas. This removes all the impurities and traces of particulates which make the tequila taste harsh or burning, and leaves just the smoothest, finest tequila. Finally, the tequila is bottled with a hand-filling method, and each bottle is penned with the batch number and bottle code.
The result is a tequila which is smooth, sweet, and delicious, hence why Avión was named "World's Best Tasting Tequila" at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2012. It also won the "World's Best White Spirit" award, beating out over 1,400 brands of vodka, gin, and white rum, as well as other tequilas to be ranked number one.
Avión is known for its small batch tequila
Avión is known around the world for its great tequila, but as a brand it grows only as fast as is sustainable while keeping the same level of quality. By sourcing the best ingredients, keeping small batch production, and dedicating sufficient time and attention to each batch, the quality of the tequila can be maintained. So Avión is available only from certain distributors and in certain markets. Luckily we have Avión available to purchase from our online shop, so you can pick up a bottle for yourself.