Tequila Avión Named World’s Best Spirit

By P. Joseph

Premium tequila brand Avión has won the San Francisco World Spirits Competition – the largest and oldest spirits competition in the United States.

In its debut year as a candidate, the tequila label was awarded Double Gold in the Unaged Tequila category, for its Avi silver range, and Gold in the Aged Tequila category for its Avión Añejo variation.

The competition is judged by 33 renowned spirits experts, including Anthony Dias Blue and Tony Abou-Ganim.

Ken Austin, Founder of Tequila Avión, said: "We are thrilled with the results of the competition especially given the fact it was The San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

“When Kenny Dichter and I set out to create this brand, our core focus was on quality and taste - we wanted to create the world's smoothest and best tasting tequila."

Tequila Avion received strong praise for its production methods. The spirit is a high elevation, estate-grown, 100 percent Blue Weber agave which is hand-selected then slow-roasted in brick ovens and filtered through a ultra-slow filtration system.

The three Avión varietals, Silver, Reposado and Añejo, are now, or soon to be, available in high-end bars, clubs, restaurants and liquor stores across the US.

By P. Joseph