For the past year, I have been fortunate enough to be a Tequila Cazadores ambassador. Founded in Arandas, Mexico, in the highlands of the State of Jalisco (one of the few regions in Mexico allowed to produce tequila), Cazadores makes high-quality tequilas made out of 100% Blue Agave. The first Tequila Cazadores distillery was opened in 1973, and today, I am very excited to introduce their newest tequila: Cristalino.
Introducing Tequila Cazadores Añejo Cristalino
The combined efforts of fermentation, distillation, aging, and filtration come together to create the Cristalino, Tequila Cazadores’ most impressive tequila yet.
After being aged for two years (enough to qualify it as “Añejo”, or aged), the tequila has activated charcoal added to it, which removes the tannins and the typical caramel color found in Añejo tequilas. This mixture of tequila and charcoal is then sent through a thorough filtering process to remove the charcoal. The end result is a remarkably smooth, crystal clear tequila, with all the flavor notes of an Añejo.
While the Cristalino is as clear as a fresh Tequila Blanco, it still retains the notes of aged wood, nuts, and apple that are acquired through the aging process in virgin American oak barrels.
The brand-new Añejo Cristalino is the fifth variety of tequila from Tequila Cazadores, and definitely the most exciting! I recommend that you pick up a bottle to experience this expertly crafted delicacy from Mexico.