Tequila Ocho Blanco is designed to be full flavoured, nuanced and complex. Crafted using old-fashioned, traditional methods, it highlights the natural flavours found in the agave. All agaves used for Ocho are Single Estate (owned by the Camarena family) and are harvested later than average, resulting in high sugar and high acidity levels.
Appearance: Crystal clear.
Nose: Cardamom, marzipan and dried persimmon.
Taste: Guava and mandarin with bright vegetal notes.
Finish: Sweet plum leads into menthol and finally white pepper.
Overall: Bursting with flavour, the finish is long-lasting and comes back in waves on the palate.
Tequila Ocho is perfect for the serious Tequila connoisseur. Being single-estate and bottled in vintages, you get the opportunity to explore the terroir changes from field to field.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Ocho Blanco, you could also try Fortaleza Blanco, Arette Blanco or Tapatio Blanco.
Tequila Ocho is the first ever Tequila (and one of the few spirits in the world) to designate the specific field from which the agaves were sourced, as well as the year of harvest. Each batch of Ocho uses agaves harvested from just one single field at a time (think single-vineyard wines), demonstrating the existence of terroir in agave growing and Tequila production. Ocho is the brainchild of Tomas Estes (Official Tequila Ambassador to the EU) and Carlos Camarena (third generation Master Distiller at La Alteña, Carlos is one of the most respected Master Distillers in Mexico). Ocho uses traditional processes that would have been similar to the methods used by Carlos’s grandfather in 1937 when the distillery was founded. It is a 100% agave Tequila, and is also 100% additive-free; each and every bottle of Ocho produced contains only 3 ingredients: blue agave, natural spring water, and yeast.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Tequila Ocho Blanco expresses the pure, unadulterated and complex flavour notes of the agave plant.