The distilling process is, like with all mezcal arts, the most important step after selection of the hearts. Sacrificio is first distilled in steel where it concentrates before being distilled a second time in copper to refine and polish the emerging mezcal. Aging, like any good recipe, improves the result.
After aging however, we are only left with time, and the oxygen that slowly permeates through, to leave us with a delicate, refined and tuned product that does not require more toasting than that the hearts have already undergone. It is for this reason that we choose un-toasted barrels to obtain the elegance of aging on the one hand, and youth on the other, and the unmistakable and delicious agave flavor, clean, fruity and fresh.">
Second, Tequila Ocho demonstrates that "terroir" exists in agave. We demonstrate this annually with new vintages drawn from our single estates at varying altitudes in Arandas, Jalisco, ensuring each vintage is distinct in aroma and flavor. Since each estate, or "rancho," produces a limited amount of agave, each vintage of Ocho is both rare and collectible. Every bottle is hand numbered.
Third, Ocho is the first tequila to
. designate both the year it was produced and the precise field from which the agave was sourced. Each is noted on the front label to confirm their authenticity.
Finally, Tequila Ocho "opens up and develops" in the glass the same way a fine wine does.">