August 2017 Newsletter – updating you on all things Ocho!
Tequila Ocho News
Keeping you updated on your favourite tequila
We’ve been enjoying some delicious Ocho cocktails to help cool off this summer, scroll down to see more on one of our favourites, the ‘Flight to Morelos’.
We are also very excited to announce that we have a new addition to our Team – José Sandoval – who has just joined as Global Commercial Director for Tequila Ocho. Click here to read more.
We have finished production of Ocho’s most recent single-field production, Rancho Las Aguilas:
The name “Las Aguilas” comes from the fact that around 60 years ago there used to be an eagle’s nest in one of the trees growing in the field. The “Rio de Las Aguilas” (the Eagles River) also runs nearby.
“Las Aguilas” is slightly sloped and hilly, going from 2,057 meters above sea level at its highest point to 2,035 meters altitude in its lowest point, 100 meters away from the river. The average weight of the piñas was 35kgs (77 pounds) and the sugar content reached 30.5%.
A small percentage of the plants in this field were left to grow their quiotes, allowing the plants to flower and seed as a part of the Bat Friendly Program, of which Tequila Ocho is part.
“What exactly does terroir do to the agave plant, and how does it affect the flavors that come out of it? … The differences are shocking and wonderful; each bottle unveils the beauty of a truly unadulterated spirit. All the agaves come from [Carlos] and his families’ farms… If you really want to see what pure, unblended tequila tastes like, there’s no better choice.”
What We’re Drinking This Month
Flight to Morelos
This month’s cocktail comes to us from Ojo Rojo in Bournemouth, England, created by Bar Manager Gemma Terry. A delicious mix of dried red rose petal-infused Ocho blanco tequila, apricot liqueur, Mastiha liqueur, house made watermelon cordial, fresh lemon and orange bitters.
This cocktail is light, fruity and fresh with subtle floral notes on the finish, and exactly what you want to be sipping during these hot summer days.
Video of the month
This Spring, we launched the #ochoseries videos, featuring 3-4 minute long videos of Carlos and Tomas explaining each step of Ocho’s production process. Click here to watch Part 4: Milling.
Until next month – stay well & sipping good tequila,