This is the time of year when we reflect on the last year behind us, as well as look ahead to what’s coming up. Here at Ocho headquarters, 2015 has been good to us. Increasing numbers of thirsty imbibers across the world have discovered – and fallen in love with – Tequila Ocho. But boy do we have some exciting stuff planned for 2016! We won’t give it all away now, but suffice it to say that Ocho is turning 8 years old(having launched the brand in 2008) and we have some very fun events planned to celebrate.
Here’s raising our glass to the start of another great year. ¡Salud!
Puerta del Aire
What better way to start off the new year than with a new field for Ocho?? Click here to see more photos of the harvest of our latest field, Puerta del Aire, set for release in 2016.
Here at Tequila Ocho we are proud and honored to once again be a part of the World’s 50 Best Bars Brand Report, coming in the rankings at #2 and #3 on the Top Trending and Top Selling brands of tequila, respectively.
In other news…
La Alteña distillery and Tequila Ocho Mexico are sponsoring the upcoming bullfights in Arandas, Jalisco.
We’re pleased and proud to announce that Ocho is now available in Cambodia with La Familia and Cyprus with WS Karoulias!
In the press…
Ocho is featured in one of Shaken Magazine‘s favourite cocktails of the year, the Toreador. Click here for the article, and here for the cocktail recipe.
What we’re drinking this month…
… an Alcatraz cocktail!
1.5 oz Tequila Ocho
.75oz Lusteau Sherry
.5 Suze Liquor
.25 oz Vida Mezcal
1 bar spoon of Agave Nectar
2 Dashes Fee Brother’s Aztec Chocolate Bitters
Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and stir. Pour into chilled rocks glass, then express an orange peel over the drink (save peel to manicure and place on rim of glass).
Click here to see more about this cocktail, created by Christin Wagner in New Orleans.
Tequila Fact of the Month
Ocho is produced by renowned distiller Carlos Camarena. Carlos’s grandfather founded La Alteña distillery, where Ocho is produced, in 1937. Find out a bit more about Carlos and his family in this interview in K&L’s Spirits Blog.