Gran Centenario has entered into the world of clear, aged Tequila with the launch of its own Cristalino.
Handcrafted in the highlands of Jalisco at Ex-Hacienda Los Camichines, Gran Centenario Cristalino uses the brand’s proprietary process, ‘Selección Suave’ – in which newly rested tequilas are blended with the aged reserves. The Cristalino uses Añejo and Extra Añejo tequilas matured in American oak barrels. The blended aged tequila is then finished in Calvados casks for a few months, before being filtered through a process that uses Mexican silver, transforming the aged tequila into a crystal-clear liquid. The resulting spirit has the smoothness and depth of an aged tequila, with hints of fresh apple and oak coming from the Calvados cask finish.
“It’s an exciting time for the Tequila category in the U.S., with new and existing tequila enthusiasts increasingly seeking out more premium products with different elements in finishing and aging,” said Alex Coronado, Head of Production and Master Distiller at Gran Centenario Tequila. “Gran Centenario Cristalino is a remarkable spirit and marks the first time we have finished our tequila in Calvados casks, and used silver in our Cristalino filtration process. Producing an unparalleled taste to any other tequila out there, the result is a clear tequila, rich in notes of sweet agave, toffee, fresh apple, and oak.”
Bottled at 40% ABV, Gran Centenario Cristalino is available for purchase nationwide at select fine liquor stores, restaurants and bars for $79.99 USD per 750mL bottle. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
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