1800 Tequila has unveiled their newest expression, 1800 Cristalino. The new ultra-premium bottling from the high end spirits maker is a crystal-clear anejo that has been finished in Port wine barrels. Combining its 200-year-old 1800 Añejo Tequila recipe with a Port wine cask finish, 1800 Cristalino offers a crystalline expression packaged in an elegant and eye-catching, luxe glass bottle.
1800 Cristalino is first aged for 16 months in both new American and French oak barrels. The liquid is then married together and finished in Port wine casks for an additional six months. Lastly, the liquid transforms through a careful 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 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.”
Cristalino can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks, or can transform Tequila cocktails with more depth and quality. If you’re looking to mix something up, the brand recommends a Mi Cielito Jalisco:
Mi Cielito Jalisco
- 1.5 oz 1800® Cristalino Tequila
- 1.5 oz Chamomile Tea
- 0.5 oz Lime Juice
- 0.5 oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
- 0.75 oz Honey
Add all ingredients in a shaker full of ice and shake vigorously for 8–10 seconds. Fine strain into a double rocks glass full of ice. Garnish with chamomile flowers and cilantro leaves.
1800 Cristalino is packaged in a light-catching 750ml luxe cut glass prism bottle, and is available in select markets for $65 and for delivery via Drizly.