Tequila Partida has launched an Anejo Cristalino. The new expression joins the award-winning brand’s portfolio, which already includes Blanco, Reposado, Añejo, and Extra Añejo expressions.
Partida Anejo Cristalino is produced using fully mature blue weber agave cultivated in the Tequila Valley. The freshly harvested agaves are slowly and evenly cooked for 24 hours before they’re aged in white American oak medium toast ex-Bourbon barrels for a minimum of 18 months. The cristalino is naturally 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.
“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.”
Silky and delicate with a transparent, full body and light yellow shimmers, Partida Añejo Cristalino offers sweet and woody aromas stemming from its prolonged aging process. After the intense, natural 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 encapsulate the palate before a gentle, pleasantly dry finish completes the complex tasting experience.
Partida Anejo Cristalino will be available nationwide and online come November 2020 for the price $59.99 per bottle.
Last month, the brand launched Partida Roble Fino, a new luxury line of sipping Tequilas. Only 7,200 bottles of Roble Fino, which translates to “Fine Oak”, will be made available and hit the market on September 15. The new luxury range combines Partida’s Tequila with Edrington’s (owners of Single Malt Scotches The Macallan, Highland Park and The Glenrothes) cask management.