Alacrán Cristal Tequila

Tequila Añejo

Auténtico Alacrán // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    5.0
    5 out of 5 stars
    ( 2 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Tequila Añejo
    Distilled 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 Type
    Ex-bourbon American oak

Tasting Notes

"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."

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