Cristal is produced by Embotelladora Azuaya S.A. and has been offered for 45 years.however the tradition of making and bottling aguardiente in the valleys of the province of Azuay goes back much further. As with Zhumir, Cristal grows the cane for its product in Azuay, and has its headquarters in Cuenca. The brand name Cristal refers to the complete clarity of the original aguardiente, which is visually indistinguishable from pure water.An aguardiente of the guaro (drink) type named Cristal is produced in Manizales, Colombia by Industria Licorera de Caldas. The Colombian brand is a guaro, which means it is made by distilling fermented sugar cane juice. It is the most imported label of guaro in the United States.