About Avión Reposado Tequila
In 2012, Avión
Silver was voted "World's Best Tasting Tequila" and "Best Unaged White Spirit" at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition beating out all vodkas, gins, white rums and other tequilas. The unique history that led to this and other accolades began in the small town of Jesus Maria in Jalisco, Mexico. Avión Tequila is the brainchild of Ken Austin, longtime tequila aficionado and entrepreneur. Austin traversed Mexico’s Highlands region in search of the most coveted agave before finally encountering the Lopez family, fifth-generation agave growers located in Jesus Maria, and falling in love with their rich agave. Together, they honed their tequila-making skills, blending old-school techniques with newer methodologies and always ensuring that no corners were cut along the way.
Grown at 7,000 feet above sea level, each Avión agave takes between seven and ten years to fully grow. Once mature, the agaves are harvested and roasted in brick ovens for 72 hours, which brings out the naturally sweet flavors of the plant. Avión is twice-distilled, with the heads and tails of the resulting distillate being removed to focus on the heart — this labor-intensive process means that up to 30% more agaves are used in making Avión than in other ultra-premium tequilas. Once the distilling is complete, Avión is slow-filtered to showcase the hard work and high-quality, artisan ingredients that have gone into making the tequila.
To earn the distinction “reposado”, tequilas must aged for a minimum of two months, and most reposado tequilas are aged for only that long. Avión Reposado Tequila, however, is aged for six months (three times the requirement), and as a result has a light amber color along with an aroma of fire-roasted agaves and rosemary. On the palate, oak becomes evident along with sweet fruits such as nectarines, cherries and pears, and the finish is marked by citrus, honey and more floral notes.
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Although tequila has developed a bad reputation, there's more to the spirit than just shots on a Saturday night.
This traditional Mexican drink origins in the state of Jalisco when according to a local legend, lightning struck an agave cactus before the Nahua tribe drank its warm nectar. Behold, tequila.
Legally, tequila has to be made of 51% of Blue agave around the Jalisco region in Mexico. There are different types of tequila according to age - from the youngest representatives, blanco, reposado, and añejo, to the oldest extra añejo.
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