Tequila Ocho Plata (16)
An estate-grown, 100% Blue Agave Tequila range, Ocho is produced as a collaboration between Tomas Estes (the man credited with bringing the ﬁrst bottle of Tequila to Europe) and renowned distillers, the Camarena family. What's really unique about Ocho is that it bears the ﬁrst ever 'Tequila vintage'. This 'Vintage' signiﬁes the exact year or harvest and location of the Agave plants that the spirit was derived from, under-lining the ﬁnely balanced relationship between the terroir and quality of raw materials. For Ocho Blanco, the Agaves have been harvested in Rancho La Rivera close to the Lerma river, which empties into Lake Chapala. This land has an altitude of 1,600 meters and soil similar to that of the Tequila Valley giving a forward, earthy character – a real Tequila lover's Tequila.
Most Tequilas are distilled for consistency, Ocho Single Estate Vintages will showcase complex nuances in nose and flavor year to year for each of their Tequilas. 'Single Estate' means all of the Agave are harvested from a single field, which bear the personality of the soil and climate. Each vintage will produce a limited number of bottles from a separate estate.