i n k l o d e

fountain pens, inks, paper and more

Private Reserve Avacado

Private Reserve AvacadoPrivate Reserve Avacado bottle


Private Reserve Avacado is one of the first green inks that I saw come highly recommended by the fountain pen community. The ink is a rich, leafy green that feels really organic and alive. It reminds me of a bowl of fresh spinach, or perhaps the leaves of a shaded maple tree at the peak of summer. Of course the actual name of the ink does bring to mind the deep green, bumpy textured skin of the avocado, but unlike the fruit skin, this ink is incredibly smooth. The ink is not dry, but it’s not quite wet either. It goes down onto the paper with ease and I had no issues with skipping. Although the ink does not have any distinctive sheen, when pooled it does exhibit a bit of a gloss. Shading is good, depending on your nib, but overall it can stretch from a vibrant green to a deep green-black.

Unfortunately, this ink does not hold up to water very well and was completely obliterated by my water drop test. I was actually kind of surprised. Dry times are very good and in most cases it will be dry to the touch in 10 seconds. Overall, I love the color of this ink. It is much more unique than I had imagined from other reviews I have seen online, and truly deserving of its popularity. Highly recommended!

Special thanks to The Goulet Pen Company for sending me this bottle of Private Reserve Avacado! Although this ink was provided at no cost, this review contains my 100% honest and unfettered opinion.

Private Reserve Avacado


Like what you see? Subscribe to our newsletter!

Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Reddit0Share on Google+0Pin on Pinterest16Share on Tumblr0

TWSBI Micarta V2 arrow-right
Next post

arrow-left Noodler's Liberty's Elysium
Previous post

  • Peninkcillin

    July 12, 2014 at 9:06 am | Reply

    Once again, a beautiful review. It kinda bugs me how they misspell “avocado”. Or is that how it’s spelt in other parts of the world?

    I also love the article font that you use. Makes for a very clean and readable layout.

    Now let me ask you something that you might have already mentioned in another article but I didn’t catch. Do you fill up all those pens for the review or do you just dip them?

    • Adam (inklode)

      July 12, 2014 at 9:35 am | Reply

      I usually do partial fills of the pen to reduce ink-loss (I don’t like wasting ink!) but still remain able to switch out for new inks without having to write a novel.

  • Azizah A. (@GourmetPens)

    July 14, 2014 at 6:06 pm | Reply

    I’m so glad someone else is disturbed by the misspelling of avacado. I don’t understand why they did that. It makes me crazy. Nevertheless, fascinating colour and excellent review. Thank you!

  • Carlos

    August 3, 2014 at 9:38 am | Reply

    “Aguacate” in Spanish… Maybe they did it to get the attention… Like Sony with the name “blu-ray”

  • Winnie Dolderer

    February 23, 2015 at 4:10 am | Reply

    I love this ink. The color is just lovely. I received a bottle for Valentine’s Day, and this time it was spelled correctly! I was shocked!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *