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TequilaMatchMaker Rating: 86
Ocho designates both the year of production and the precise field from which the agaves are sourced, so each batch takes on different characteristics, making each vintage collectable.
Made with agave from the La Ladera Rancho (the Hillside field) which faces West and has an average 8% slope. This rancho has a total area of 86 acre with an altitude between 2,100 to 2,150 meters above sea level.
The land is a rocky slope with shallow red mineral soil and low to medium fertility. Due to such conditions, the agave plants have relatively low average weight. Nevertheless, the sugar level is high, above 30% of the total weight, due to the stressful conditions in which the plant grows during its full life cycle.
Produced by the Camarena family in conjunction with Tomas Estes (Cafe Pacifico, La Perla). A luscious, full-textured white Tequila, with a beautiful agave flavour.
Aroma: agave, oak, black pepper, citrus, caramel, earthy
Palate: earthy agave, black pepper, roasted almonds, caramel, orange peel, minerals
Region: Jalisco (Los Altos), single estate
Age of agave when harvested: they harvest the agaves at 7- 10 years, when they are over ripe and full of sugars and acids for concentrated complex flavours
Oven type: slow cooking in brick ovens
Extraction method: mechanical roller
Fermentation: Fermentation takes place in small (3,000 litre capacity) wooden pine vats made. Proprietary, indigenous, natural yeast is used. The open vats allow airborne yeast and bacteria to freely mix with the must. Fermentation lasts between 4-5 days (96-120 hours), depending on the weather.
Still type: double distilled in steel first and then copper
Aging: aged for 2 months in 200 liter American Oak barrels, previously used for ageing American Whiskey. Tequila Ocho uses barrels of many previous fillings -which have become ‘neutralized’- for the minimum time allowed by law to retain as much agave essence as possible.
Please note, due to current restrictions, this product cannot be shipped to the following countries:
Sturdy little, glasses for mezcal. They were originally used in Catholic churches to hold a prayer candles, hence the cross at the base of the glass. However their wide mouth makes a great mezcal glass, allowing alcohol vapours to dissipate so your can enjoy all the nuances of your mezcal.Sold in a set of two. 59mm high x 56mm diameter at the top. Holds a 50ml shot nicely. Stackable. Dishwasher safe.
Spicy, salty and tangy seasoning: stick to the rim of a margarita or beer glass or sprinkle on to your favourite snacks.
We cut and fry our white corn tortillas to make homestyle totopos as your granny would make! Delicately salted and strong enough to scoop chunky guacamole or tossed in a sauce for chilaquiles or scrambled eggs for Migas. All bags are 100% compostable once labels are removed.