Hornitos Tequila, a brand of Beam Suntory Inc., now offers Hornitos Cristalino, a 100 percent blue agave tequila that has been aged and filtered for a smooth and crystal clear añejo. Hornitos Cristalino starts as a triple-distilled añejo tequila, which is aged at least 12 months in traditional American white oak casks before undergoing a unique process that filters and stirs the spirit to uncover the herbal, fresh and agave-forward notes typical of a Plata tequila, the company says. The process maintains the complex character and sweetness derived from barrel-aging, thus achieving a balanced and rounded profile. The final products produces honey and floral notes with distinct vanilla and butterscotch flavors wrapped in toasted wood, it adds. The tequila is 40 percent alcohol by volume and has a suggested retail price of $29.99 for a 750-ml bottle.
Beam Suntory Inc., Chicago