Avión mingled with the top brands despite being inexperienced but has emerged as one of the leading brands in the liquor industry. How did a marketing executive manage to compete with tequila-making experts and place his product at the top shelf of every high-end store in the world?
Check out the Tequila Avión price guide and learn how its production affects its prices.
An Introduction to Avión Tequila
In 2010, the Chief Executive of Marquis Jet, a luxury private jet business, Ken Austin, introduced Tequila Avión. It was his brainchild since that day he realized that there was no other premium and ultra-premium tequilas in the market other than Patron.
After that, he decided to make his own brand and play with the high rollers. He partnered with Master Distiller Alejandro Lopez, who has a track record of five generations under his name. Austin placed his money on liquid, which not many believed in.
How It’s Made
Austin was precise about what he wants his tequila to taste. He wanted to remove “tequila burn” and let everyone forget the idea that tequilas are only for cocktail mix or a case that needs salt.
To do this, they only use the best-roasted agave. Cooked slowly for three days and distilled where they exclude the first and the last batches. These are impure and unbalanced, so these are eliminated to ensure that the liquid that goes through aging is pure.
Tequila Añejo went through aging, and with Avión’s, their minimum is two years to let the Añejo have the note of oak but not necessarily lingering to the tongue. Along with the oak is the taste of caramel, coconut, vanilla, and the finish of maple express with a little coarseness of the alcohol in the end. It didn’t stay very long on the oak barrels to gather its personality.
The reposado is also aged but lasts for at least six months, which is longer than the usual process with the piñas. The liquid is stored in French and American oak barrels and passes through many states, but the taste of oak is not that strong. Instead, you will savor the presence of vanilla, cherry, and the sweetness of agave piña as soon as it touches your tongue with a finish that is more on fruits.
This is Avión’s version of flavored tequilas. It is made of fine dark roasted espresso blended with their Blanco Tequila which goes through fermentation vats (1) first before being fermented properly. The outcome is a pleasingly strong coffee liquor. It also goes through aging for at least six months in barrels, just like its family of agave alcohol. Oak and fruitiness are not visible in this liquid.
Avión Reserva 44
This is the most expensive among the offerings of Tequila Avión. It went through aging, specifically for 43 months inside used French barrels. An extra month inside American oak barrels is added to let the wines have primary and secondary sweet flavors. There are hints of different stuff like butterscotch, chocolate, honey, vanilla, and wild cherry in it as you take a sip of this Tequila Avión. Your money is worth every drop of this Añejo spirit.
Beginners should start with the clear spirit of Tequila Blanco since newbies will not appreciate the complexity of the flavors in an Añejo. The fruitiness of Blanco tequila will be pleasurable on their palate, not the coarse alcohol.
The fruity flavor of pineapple, caramel, lime, and sweet piñas, gives a candied taste. There is also the taste of black pepper and the smokiness of anise as a finish, which is very evident.
Common Avión Tequila Prices
|Avión Anejo||750 ml||40%||$44.99-$51.99|
|Avión Reposado||750 ml||40%||$39.99-$48.99|
|Avión Espresso||750 ml||35%||$19.99-$24.99|
|Avión Reserva 44||750 ml||40%||$129.99-$149.99|
|Avión Silver||375 ml |
Compared to Other Brands
Both are serving the rich and the famous. The flavors are also not far from each other. The presence of custard, papaya, mango, dark chocolate, and toffee penny sets Casamigos Añejo apart.
According to reviews, the oak’s presence is much stronger in Casamigos Añejo that the taste lingers, and it could be because it stayed in the barrels much longer than needed. The prices of the two are also not apart as Casamigos are about $49.99 – $51.99 while Avión’s are roughly $44.99-$51.99. Your money is not wasted on any of these Añejo products at all.
Knowing that Patron inspired the owner of Avión, it is not surprising that the taste is similar but not that alike. The presence of agave and oak and other bursting flavors are obvious from the two, but Patron leaves the taste of raisins as it touches your tongue.
The constant drinkers of Patron Añejo say that the flavors vary in each bottle while the other is very much consistent with their taste. The standard Patron Añejo is at $49.99 – $52.99, while the extra Añejo is roughly $84.99 – $89.99. A wide gap if we compare the two.
Don Julio Añejo
Don Julio is considered an institution in tequila production, and there is no question why it is considered a premium tequila. You will not experience alcohol burn with Don Julio, whether Blanco or Añejo. That is why women are not afraid to take a sip of this booze.
The consistency on each bottle gives light notes of vanilla, fruits, spice, and caramel without leaving the savor of agave behind. Despite the price range of $48.99 – $51.99 for the regular añejo, it is still the crowd’s favorite.
Flavor-wise, these two manufacturers can be head-to-head as their products are very similar, from flavors to pricing. 1800 Añejo has butterscotch, candied pears, cinnamon, and toasted oak with cocoa and banana bread finish in every sip.
The hint of oak may be a little strong, and many say that it could be that they were kept quiet longer on the containers. The 1800 price ranges from $37.99 – $39.99, which is lower than that of Avión’s.
How To Drink Avión Tequila
You can enjoy the drink neat as its savor is very pleasurable to the palate. A drinker will
notice the touch of vanilla and caramel with fruits and that note of oak at the finish. However, it is also good to feature it in mixes or simply blend it with fruit juices to add more sweetness to it. After dining with good food, you can use this as a form of relaxation as you sip it with some lime juice, though it will cost a little bit of extra money.
Popular Avión-based Cocktail Recipes
- 1 ½ ounce Tequila Avión Reposado
- 1-ounce pear juice
- ½ ounce bee nectar/orange marmalade syrup
- ½ ounce Lemon juice
- Sliced plum
- Muddle plum and bee nectar first inside Shaker
- Then add the remaining components
- Shake vigorously
- Strain contents
- Apply low heat
- Top with sliced plum
The Elevated Margarita
- 2 ounce Avión Reserva 44
- 1-ounce lemon Juice
- ½ ounce Solerno/Cointreau Liqueur
- ½ ounce agave nectar
Place all components inside the Shaker. Add more ice. Rattle the Shaker. Rim your glass with salt Strain into a rock glass filled with ice. Serve.
- 2 ounces Tequila Avión Blanco
- 1 ounce Grand Marnier
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon tamarindo puree
- A teaspoon of sugar
- Lemon wheel
- Tamarind peel for garnishing
Create Tamarind Puree by boiling fruit for at least 45 minutes or until tender. Let it cool and then strain to remove seeds. Place in a blender and add salt and sugar. Blend until smooth. Set aside. Prepare Shaker with ice. Put in all components along with the puree. Rattle the Shaker Strain and pour in Margarita glass. Top with a lemon wheel. Serve.
- 2 ounces Avión Reposado
- 1-ounce grapefruit juice
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- Splash of club soda
Prepare a Collins glass. Place components over ice in the glass. Stir the contents until blended well. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Serve.
Is Avión Tequila top shelf?
Yes, Tequila Avión is top shelf, particularly Reserva 44. The piñas of Jalisco were in good use with this beverage as this Añejo alcohol has a very smooth savor.
Does Mark Cuban own Avión tequila?
No. Mark Cuban is not the owner of this brand or any other tequila names there are. The American executive, Ken Austin, owns the popular agave spirits that have the best Añejo tequilas.
Is Avión Tequila 100% agave?
Yes, Tequila Avión is 100% agave as the manufacturers wait for the maturation of the fruit before harvesting it and using it as a component of creating this beverage. It is sourced in Jesus Maria, Mexico, where it is also distilled and bottled before being sent to different stores worldwide.
This Añejo tequila is a validation that you can turn an idea into reality if you value it much. It competed with big brands in the alcohol-making industry because of the quality distillation and aging process.
Women no longer fear Añejo drinks, nor is it stereotyped as mixes intended for cocktails only. The taste of oak in Añejo Tequila Avión may be evident, but it only comes out like a whisper not to be called out as a man’s drink. A very good venture for the manufacturers of Tequila Avión.
Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds!