Alacrán Cristal Tequila
Auténtico Alacrán // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Auténtico Alacrán, Spanish for "authentic scorpion," was founded in 2010 and is based in Mexico City. Alacrán Cristal Tequila was released in 2015. It's distilled from 7- to 10-year old blue weber agave harvested in Los Altos (Highland) region of Jalisco. After maturing 14 months in ex-bourbon American oak barrels, this añejo undergoes a filtration process that results in a clear spirit.
Tequila AñejoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged for at least a year in barrels not to exceed 600 liters. Any type of wood is acceptable, but ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Añejo tequilas are also known as "aged" or "extra aged".
Cask TypeEx-bourbon American oak
"A creamy, bruléed nose is sharpened by some candied jalapeño (yes, this is a thing) and underpinned by flashes of wood and vanilla. Creaminess strikes again on the palate--this time with hints of savory, fines herbes and remembrances of fine, polished furniture.The finish is lingering, velvety and old-world dusty."