1800 Tequila, a Proximo Spirits brand, has announced its newest offering, 1800 Colección. This aged extra añejo tequila comes in a pewter decanter designed by celebrated artist Gary Baseman. The design is inspired by a tragic Mexican folk story about a love-struck warrior and magical mermaid. Using the same methods that create 1800 Tequila, Colección is handcrafted in Mexico’s esteemed tequila producing region of Jalisco in the town of Tequila.
Blue agave is harvested upon optimal maturation and is hand-selected and steamed-cooked in stone ovens for several days. It then goes under double distillation in copper pot stills to create a remarkably smooth liquid. The final step requires aging the tequila in charred French Oak barrels for over three years, which the company says gives the spirit a rich, complex character.