Tequila Avion Launches Avion Espresso

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Tequila Avion Launches Avion Espresso

Blending the World's Best Tasting Tequila with Fine, Italian Espresso

Tequila Avion® is excited to announce the launch of Avion Espresso Liqueur, which is rolling out in the USA nationwide this month.  Avion Espresso combines Avion Silver Tequila with fine Italian espresso, creating an ultra-premium, ultra-smooth espresso liqueur unlike anything on the market.

Catering to consumers' rapidly growing love for espresso, Avion Espresso provides a lively way to elevate the entertaining, dining and nightlife experience. Currently, millions of Americans drink espresso-based specialty coffee beverages daily[i], indicating that espresso is quickly becoming the sophisticated beverage of choice.

Ken Austin, Founder and Chairman of Tequila Avion, said, "People who know me understand I am a 'tequila purist.'  With Avion Espresso, we decided to have some fun, break the traditional tequila rules and do something unexpected with our pure, super high-end tequila brand. To me, it was critical not to cut corners and to use only the highest quality ingredients including Avion Silver Tequila and fine Italian Espresso. What we have accomplished with our team in Mexico is the creation of a special liquid and a beautiful bottle."

Bryan Fry, President and CEO of Pernod Ricard USA, said, " Tequila Avion is a 'rockstar brand' within the Pernod Ricard USA portfolio and has quickly become a bartender and consumer favorite.  The growth trend we see with Avion is similar to some of the most iconic brands that were built with similar principles of quality, innovation and excellence. The Pernod Ricard team and our distributors are passionate about Avion and we look forward to the launch of Avion Espresso."

Avion Espresso has a touch of sweetness and a clean dry finish.  It is 70 proof and is available in 750ml bottles (SRP - $24.99) and, coming shortly, 375ml bottles (SRP - $13.99).  It can be enjoyed as a chilled shot, over ice or in a variety of cocktails, such as:

Avion Irish Espresso
1.5 parts Avion Espresso
1.5 parts Jameson Irish Whiskey
Pour ingredients into a rocks glass over ice. Stir.

Avion Iced Espresso
1 part Avion Espresso
1 part Italian Espresso
1 part soda water
Pour ingredients into a high ball glass over ice. Stir.  Serve with or without milk. Garnish with espresso beans.

About Tequila Avion:
Tequila Avion® is the ultra-premium tequila that defines a new standard of quality and taste. Produced with fifth generation agave growers from the finest Blue Weber agave found in the highest regions of Jalisco, Mexico, Tequila Avion's distinct flavors are achieved through a combination of slow-roasting at lower temperatures to protect the natural flavors of the Avion Agave and a proprietary ultra-slow filtration process which creates an unusually smooth taste profile. Tequila Avion is available in Silver, Reposado and Anejo and now Avion Espresso Liqueur.  In July 2011, Pernod Ricard (RI:EN Paris), the world's co-leader in wines and spirits, took a minority interest in Tequila Avion, in addition to receiving worldwide distribution rights. For further information, or to locate bars, clubs, restaurants and liquor stores that sell, stock, or carry Tequila Avion, please visit TequilaAvion.com. Please drink Tequila Avion responsibly.

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