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Tequila Ocho

Tequila Ocho
Tequila Añejo El Bajío

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$59

Tequila Ocho
Tequila Añejo El Bajío

Category: Añejo Tequila

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Pale straw color. Aromas of dandelion, parsley, baked sweet plantain, tarragon, and hints of ginger and clove with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, relaxed buttermilk, flan, and roasted agave finish. A delicately oaked Añejo Tequila with elegant flavors that showcase its thoughtful production methods.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dandelion, parsley, baked sweet plantain, tarragon, and hints of ginger and clove
Taste Flavor: buttermilk, flan, and roasted agave
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Buck, Tommy's Margarita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicately oaked Añejo Tequila with elegant flavors that showcase its thoughtful production methods.

The Producer

Tequila Ocho

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

Their Portfolio

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.