Blancos Avion Tequila Silver

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Tequila Avion Silver

Tequila Avión Silver is handcrafted using only the finest Blue Weber Agave found in the very highest regions of Jalisco.

The Agave grown at this altitude are among the most coveted plants for tequila production due to the region’s topography and its soil’s rich mineral content which lends a distinct quality and character to the spirit. The secret behind the exceptionally smooth taste profile of Tequila Avión begins with slow roasting the agave in traditional brick ovens followed by our unique small batch distillation process and culminates with a proprietary filtering method coined ‘ultra slow filtration’ during which the robust flavors become firmly set to the Tequila Avion Master Distiller’s specifications at an exact moment in time.  We call this the "moment of elevation".

2010 - "Entourage" (HBO Series) creator Doug Ellin plugs Avion Tequila for long time friend Kenny Dichter, owner of Avion. Entourage character "Turtle" travels to Mexico to help create a Celebrity Tequila for movie star "Vince Chase". After several seasons of Entourage product placement, consumers are finally realizing that Avion is an actual Tequila brand.

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This is one of the best tasting tequilas that I have ever had. I greatly enjoyed it. Even as a blanco, it was full of flavor. It was quite extraordinary and I went through it in record time. I purchased a 750mL bottle for $36.99, which only added to the value. I mainly drank margaritas with it and loved every sip.

This tequila would easily get people to continue to drink Avion or tequila in general and should be in your rotation to try if you haven't already.
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92
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93
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Reviewed by NathanDetroit January 07, 2014
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This is one of the best tasting tequilas that I have ever had. I greatly enjoyed it. Even as a blanco, it was full of flavor. It was quite extraordinary and I went through it in record time. I purchased a 750mL bottle for $36.99, which only added to the value. I mainly drank margaritas with it and loved every sip.

This tequila would easily get people to continue to drink Avion or tequila in general and should be in your rotation to try if you haven't already.

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Avion was a contender in a Taste testing with friends and the other Silvers were Cava de Oro, El Don, Espolon, Karma and Siete Leguas. I pretty tough field of good Tequilas. Avion tied for third with Karma. El Don being first and Cava de Oro a strong second. Avion is very smooth slightly citrus with nice Agave sweetness at the finish just not as much body and initial taste as the top two. Also noticable was the finish wasn't as strong as Cava de oro but still a good value when it's on sale. I paid $45 for it and would consider buying it again for $35. overall rating 92
Overall rating 
 
93
Aroma-Nose 
 
94
Initial Taste 
 
93
Body 
 
94
Finish 
 
94
Enjoyability 
 
94
Price 
 
85
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92
Reviewed by punasurfer January 05, 2013
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Avion was a contender in a Taste testing with friends and the other Silvers were Cava de Oro, El Don, Espolon, Karma and Siete Leguas. I pretty tough field of good Tequilas. Avion tied for third with Karma. El Don being first and Cava de Oro a strong second. Avion is very smooth slightly citrus with nice Agave sweetness at the finish just not as much body and initial taste as the top two. Also noticable was the finish wasn't as strong as Cava de oro but still a good value when it's on sale. I paid $45 for it and would consider buying it again for $35. overall rating 92

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This tequila was the big winner at the SF Spirits Competition today. I figured that I had better give it a shot.

Aroma: Nice pleasant agave nose with light citrus fruit and earth.
Initial Taste: Great agave flavor. Citrus and light pepper.
Body: A thick mouth feel for a blanco. Nice overall flavor with hints of grass and lemon along with the nice thick sweetness.
Finish: On the softer side. Light pepper and short linger. However, it's a pleasant finish, not a disappointing one.

Really, I can see this one being a big time crowd pleaser. The flavor is good, it's very smooth and it has all the good characteristics of a blanco...even if they are on the softer side. For $45, it's probably more than I'd want to pay, but if you look around, you can find it in the $30-35 range.

My recommendation is to buy a flight of 50ML bottles for $9.99 (I bought mine at Hi Time) and give them all a shot to see what you like. I'll probably be buying a large bottle.
Overall rating 
 
92
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92
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93
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92
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91
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92
Price 
 
90
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92
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist April 03, 2012
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This tequila was the big winner at the SF Spirits Competition today. I figured that I had better give it a shot.

Aroma: Nice pleasant agave nose with light citrus fruit and earth.
Initial Taste: Great agave flavor. Citrus and light pepper.
Body: A thick mouth feel for a blanco. Nice overall flavor with hints of grass and lemon along with the nice thick sweetness.
Finish: On the softer side. Light pepper and short linger. However, it's a pleasant finish, not a disappointing one.

Really, I can see this one being a big time crowd pleaser. The flavor is good, it's very smooth and it has all the good characteristics of a blanco...even if they are on the softer side. For $45, it's probably more than I'd want to pay, but if you look around, you can find it in the $30-35 range.

My recommendation is to buy a flight of 50ML bottles for $9.99 (I bought mine at Hi Time) and give them all a shot to see what you like. I'll probably be buying a large bottle.

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Tasted out of a Riedel glass. Im sure we are all aware of the hype surrounding this brand. My first reaction to anything hyped is pessimistic. But I went into this with a clear unbiased head. First off, the website is VERY uninformative, focusing more on the merchandising than the product. To sum up, I'd say this tequila is very 'unimposing'. I can see a 'newbie' loving it. But for me, it lacked character and 'umph'. Almost too smooth, maybe even watery? For me, it lived up to the hype ( in my world, the more hype, the weaker the product). Im just saying there are better blancos out there for your buck. Just my opinion, as always.

Aroma: A faint aroma of vegetal and earth.
Initial taste: A slightly 'creamy' entry with a hint of agave.
Body: A light agave body, with hints of grass, and earth.
Finish: Weak. Slight heat. With a slight agave lingering.

Just not memorable. Im glad I got a tasting flight, because I have no desire to go get a bottle.
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Reviewed by Piña January 28, 2012
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Tasted out of a Riedel glass. Im sure we are all aware of the hype surrounding this brand. My first reaction to anything hyped is pessimistic. But I went into this with a clear unbiased head. First off, the website is VERY uninformative, focusing more on the merchandising than the product. To sum up, I'd say this tequila is very 'unimposing'. I can see a 'newbie' loving it. But for me, it lacked character and 'umph'. Almost too smooth, maybe even watery? For me, it lived up to the hype ( in my world, the more hype, the weaker the product). Im just saying there are better blancos out there for your buck. Just my opinion, as always.

Aroma: A faint aroma of vegetal and earth.
Initial taste: A slightly 'creamy' entry with a hint of agave.
Body: A light agave body, with hints of grass, and earth.
Finish: Weak. Slight heat. With a slight agave lingering.

Just not memorable. Im glad I got a tasting flight, because I have no desire to go get a bottle.

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First tried this in NY when it came out. Was expecting more based on all the press. The initial nose was good along with the initial taste however the finish was not good. Almost a residual detergent taste. The GM came over while I was tasting it and he agreed with me on the finish. Unfortunately for Avion he said he would not be reordering.
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89
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85
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80
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85
Reviewed by tequilaray December 26, 2011
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First tried this in NY when it came out. Was expecting more based on all the press. The initial nose was good along with the initial taste however the finish was not good. Almost a residual detergent taste. The GM came over while I was tasting it and he agreed with me on the finish. Unfortunately for Avion he said he would not be reordering.

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