Beam Suntory has unveiled Hornitos Cristalino tequila, which it says is ‘highly approachable’ for those looking for an introduction to the spirit.
Debuted on Mexican Independence Day, the product is 100% blue agave tequila that has been aged and filtered to produce an ‘exceptionally smooth and crystal clear añejo’.
Hornitos Cristalino starts as a triple-distilled añejo tequila, is aged at least 12 months in traditional American white oak casks, before undergoing a process that filters and stirs the spirit to uncover the herbal, fresh, agave forward notes typical of a Plata tequila.
Beam Suntory claimed that this process maintains the complex character and sweetness derived from barrel-ageing and thus achieves a more balanced and rounded profile. The final product is said to produce honey and floral notes, with vanilla and butterscotch flavours.
Malini Patel, vice president of tequilas at Beam Suntory, said: “Hornitos Cristalino is a versatile spirit with a complexity of flavor that appeals to tequila connoisseurs and smoothness that makes it highly approachable for those looking for an introduction to the tequila.
“These unique qualities make Hornitos Cristalino ideal for everyday sipping, as well as for celebrating special occasions.”
The tequila is 40% ABV and now available in the US with a recommended retail price of $29.99.
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