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Tequila Ocho

Tequila Ocho
2018 Las Presas Tequila Añejo

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$69.99

Tequila Ocho
2018 Las Presas Tequila Añejo

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Straw color. Aromas of sugar snap peas, roasted carrots, raisin bread, hay, and cured meat with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, medium-long candied ginger, celery, black tea, sweet pumpkin pie, and honey roasted pine nuts finish. An authentic, complex Añejo that lets the agave shine.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex
Aroma Aroma: sugar snap peas, roasted carrots, raisin bread, hay, and cured meat
Taste Flavor: candied ginger, celery, black tea, sweet pumpkin pie, and honey roasted pine nuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Sangrita, Paloma, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An authentic, complex Añejo that lets the agave shine.

The Producer

Tequila Ocho

The Producer
8950 SW 74th Ct.
Miami, FL 33156
USA

Anejo Tequila

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Serve in a Copita
Añejo ("old") Tequila is aged in wooden barrels (usually old Bourbon barrels) for a minimum of 12 months. The best-quality añejos are aged 18 months to three years Beyond three years they can be called extra añejo.

Aging takes place in barrels formerly used to mature bourbon and rarely Cognac. Those aged in the latter vessels have more of a mellow edge, with aromas ranging from vanilla to tobacco, while those aged in former bourbon barrels often have notes of dill and coconut from the American oak. Añejo tequilas should be sipped neat, after dinner in a copita or snifter and perhaps enjoyed with a cigar.