Espolon Cristalino Tequila
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • roasted
  • agave
  • honey
  • smooth
  • creamy
  • rich
  • toffee
  • fruit
  • oak

El Espolon

Espolon Cristalino Tequila (0.75l, 40%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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A smooth slow-sipper for all those who like to savor the good stuff in life.

This story of El Espolon begins right where it should — with a passionate Tequila enjoyer. In 1996, a master distiller Cirilo Oropeza launched Destiladora San Nicolas in the Los Altos region of Jalisco. With the unique natural environment that imprints the Spirits with its traditional Mexican mark, Oropeza’s purpose remained simple yet praiseworthy — to bless the people around him with the taste of an eye-opening, proper Mexican Tequila. With his broad-ranging knowledge and science-based distillation, he founded Espolòn Tequila — an exceptional Tequila for ordinary people. In 2008, the distillery got purchased by the Campari Group, but the process of Tequila production still rests safely on the shoulders of Oropeza’s pillars, sticking to his unorthodox methods and strict attention to detail.

Their latest release features one of Master Cirilo’s final acts — a silky smooth Cristalino made from 100% Blue Weber agave and water from the natural well that sits under their distillery. Using Esplon’s Añejo as a base and leveling it up with a sprinkle of their Extra Añejo, the Tequila then gets minimally filtered through charcoal to retain its crystalline color while still preserving Esplon’s signature flavor. A premium offering, bottled at 80 proof, that manifests in a mesmerizing swirl of caramelized agave and honey flavors, ending the journey in a sweet and oaky wave. Be ready to get blown away because we’re smelling a rave!

*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Crystal clear.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Aromatic, with prominent roasted agave and honey notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth, creamy, and rich. Aromas of caramelized agave, honey, and toffee.

Finish
Fruity and oaky.

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What does Espolon Cristalino Tequila taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Espolon Cristalino Tequila and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

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  • roasted
  • agave
  • honey
  • smooth
  • creamy
  • rich
  • toffee
  • fruit
  • oak
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If the Tequila bottle label does not state that it’s manufactured from 100% Blue Agave, then, by default, that Tequila is a Mixto (manufactured from 51% Blue Agave).
Tequila is made from one type of agave, Blue agave. Each of these plants takes at least 6 years, more likely a year or two longer to mature.
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.
Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged tequila.
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.

Tequila goes bad with time! Once you open a bottle of Tequila, you better be in the mood to drink it. Generally, you have one to two months before oxidation and evaporation diminish the quality of the Tequila and destroy the Agave flavor profile.

Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
If the Tequila bottle label does not state that it’s manufactured from 100% Blue Agave, then, by default, that Tequila is a Mixto (manufactured from 51% Blue Agave).
Tequila is made from one type of agave, Blue agave. Each of these plants takes at least 6 years, more likely a year or two longer to mature.
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.
Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged tequila.
Need a salt shaker and lime? Nah. The Mexicans take their Tequila neat and prefer to leave the lime and salt for their margaritas. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow suit.

Tequila goes bad with time! Once you open a bottle of Tequila, you better be in the mood to drink it. Generally, you have one to two months before oxidation and evaporation diminish the quality of the Tequila and destroy the Agave flavor profile.

Tequila labeled Gold (Oro) is your indicator (i.e., red flag) that you’re dealing with a mixto Tequila - unaged silver Tequila that has been colored and flavored with caramel to give the appearance of aged Tequila.
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