1800 Tequila GuachiMonton Añejo Heads to Shelves

As tequila sales continue strong, 1800 Tequila has released 1800 GuachiMonton, an añejo aged in American and French Oak barrels and finished in orange tequila liqueur casks.

1800 GuachiMonton comes in a red ceramic trapezoidal-shaped bottle with a wooden circular cap, inspired by the pyramids and red clay found throughout the UNESCO World Heritage site of Los Guachimontones.

1800 GuachiMonton is made with 100% Blue Weber agave, grown and matured between six to eight years and sourced from a single estate in the lowlands regions of the Tequila Valley. The harvested agave is cooked for a duration of 40 hours in masonry ovens, distilled twice and then matured in both American and French Oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months.

The añejo liquid is then married together and finished in casks that once held orange tequila liqueur, which creates a tequila with a citrus finish, the distillery reports.

Inspired by Los Guachimontones, the red bottle and wooden cap take shape from the circular pyramids dating back to before the Hispanic era, where communities would gather for ceremonial rituals. Accordingly, 1800 Tequila will provide long-term support to conserve the UNESCO site, its museum and the cultural, art and educational initiatives tied to the area.

“1800 GuachiMonton not only represents the roots of Mexican tradition and culture but also Mexican terroir and ritual,” says Master Distiller and Head of Production, Alex Coronado. “A nod to the fragrant orange trees surrounding the pyramids of Los Guachimontones and our family-owned distillery, the liquid is inspired by the timeless ritual of plucking fresh oranges to garnish a glass of añejo. Its decadent and persistent orange citrus flavor profile provides a premium, modern twist to an already luxurious añejo tasting experience.”

1800 GuachiMonton is first available in California and Texas with a suggested retail price of $159.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
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