Tequila Partida has announced the launch of Partida Añejo Cristalino.
Available nationwide beginning November 2020, Partida Añejo Cristalino aged a minimum of 18 months.
Partida Añejo Cristalino uses fully mature blue weber agave cultivated in the Tequila Valley. The agaves cook for 24 hours before aging in white American oak medium toast ex-bourbon barrels. After the liquid finishes aging, the cristalino is filtered using activated carbon to remove most of the color while still maintaining the aromas and flavors gained through aging. The transparent añejo is then diluted with demineralized volcanic spring water until 40% ABV.
Partida Añejo Cristalino offers sweet and woody aromas, the company says. After the fragrance of vanilla and toasted America oak, a second layer emerges with dry fruits such as raisins, quince and figs. Flavors of butterscotch, agave, vanilla, citrus and banana are on the palate before a dry finish.
“To create Cristalino the right way, the perfect base is needed. We tasted through our portfolio and found that our Añejo retained the most interesting aromas and flavors that typically tend to disappear with longer aging time,” says Maestro Tequilero José Valdez. “With Cristalino, there’s a duality where the flavors of age — chocolate, maple — and the flavors of the field — agave, minerality — meet. This is truly an achievement of cristalino.”
Partida Añejo Cristalino is available nationwide and online at a suggested retail price of $59.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
The Partida portfolio also includes their Blanco, Reposado, Añejo and Extra Añejo.