I’ve reviewed Tequila Avion silver some months back and loved it. So, when I was given the opportunity to sample Avion‘s anejo bottling I was eager to see how this one stacks up. When I sip an anejo tequila I mentally prepare myself for certain qualities I expect to encounter. I expect some woodiness, vanilla notes from the barrel char, some spice and a decreased agave punch. What I found with Avion anejo didn’t fit neatly in that box and that was a great thing.
As you take your first sniffs of the light honey colored spirit you get smooth roasted agave notes, sweetness and fruitiness throughout. The flavor follows suit. Fruity agave is the star, but the aging has mellowed the sharpness leaving you with a tremendously smooth spirit that maintains the character of the agave. The finish is super clean and medium in length leaving you with more of that smooth agave flavor.
Since I’ve used the word more than I probably should in this short review, you no doubt realize the character of Avion anejo is agave through and through. You don’t get a ton of vanilla as you do with others, you don’t get heavy woodiness, just clean, pure agave flavor. I really loved this anejo. I will be pouring myself a glass, sipping and hopefully repeating for a very long time.
† The product reviewed here was provided to me as a free sample. If you’re wondering what that means check out my sample policy.