Ocho tequila is an outstanding liquid, made under the baking Mexican sun to carry forth its unique terrior. Designed to showcase the agave plant’s ability to convey differing flavours from the land, each vintage is harvested from diverse fields around the Mexican state of Jalisco. The brainchild of Tomas Estes and Carlos Camarena, two much loved and celebrated tequila experts, Ocho is the first single estate tequila.
Understanding the all-important terrior in grapes, Carlos and Tomas looked to their highland agaves and realised these incredible plants could carry their heritage just as well as any vineyard. Producing a softer, rounded spirit described as floral, fruity and feminine, their plants where perfect to show the world the taste of Mexican earth. Carlos is a third generation tequilero, and his family owns fields across Arandas, from the first harvest of Ocho in 2007 at El Vergel and La Rivera to the most recent at La Latilla and Loma Alta.
Nose: Dried fruit and powdered sugar, as well as hints of cinnamon, orange peel, rich plum and caramel, Ocho Añejo is in its own league in the tequila stakes.
Palate: Cinnamon, brown sugar, apricots and toasted almonds offer a smooth taste, with coffee and cacao accents bringing a crescendo to the lasting finish.
Nose: Deep and rich, filled with a complex mix of maple syrup, baked sweet potato, and honey. Hints of dried lavender and minty herbaceous notes complement the round agave notes.
Palate: Caramel, vanilla, and honey sweetness. Palate is complex, with notes of dandelion and burdock, linseed oil, cedar, paprika, white pepper, and above all – agave – all integrating pleasantly. Finish is lasting and alternates between sweet and herbaceous. An innovative new product that is perfect to drink on the rocks, neat, or mixed in a cocktail.
Nose: Tobacco leaf and spice – cloves, cinnamon, white pepper – along with a toffee-like sweet note.
Palate: Rich, round, robust, full-bodied mouth feel. Vanilla and honey sweetness with undertones of green and black olive and spearmint notes. Pleasant earthiness and ‘agave’ flavours still show under the wood.
Nose: Rich and creamy, with cocoa, almond, and warm citrus notes. Subtle aromas of black olive, toasted oak, and dried fruit are also present.
Palate: Full flavour on the palate. Big mouth feel. Chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, and a silky creaminess reminiscent of tiramisu. Finish is lasting and complex, with herbal notes intermingling with spice – cloves, nutmeg, and spicy pepper.