Continuing the emerging cristalino trend, 1800 Tequila has announced 1800 Cristalino, a new expression finished in port wine barrels.
A cristalino is an aged, filtered sipping tequila. Starting with 1800 Añejo’s recipe, 1800 Cristalino first aged for 16 months in both new American and French oak barrels. The liquid was then married together and finished in port wine casks for an additional six months. Lastly, the liquid goes through a filtering process to leave a smoother, colorless tequila, with primary aromatic notes of balanced roasted wood, as well as tasting notes of caramel, honey, vanilla and porto wood.
1800 Cristalino comes in luxe glass packaging. The suggested retail price is $65 per 750-ml. bottle.
Cristalino can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks, or can transform tequila cocktails with more depth and quality.
“1800 Cristalino is unlike any other cristalino on the market,” says Master Distiller and Head of Production Alex Coronado. “After the 1800 Añejo is aged in new American and French barrels, the liquid is married together to be finished in port wine casks, something no other tequila brand has done. Finally, the liquid is transformed into a smoother, crystal clear and more complex añejo tequila, merging both the visual and sensory.”