500ml // 40.0% ABV
An astonishing new Tequila from Ocho, this was created by the legendary Tomas Estes, and is the first of its kind. This incredible spirit is distilled as usual, before being infused with natural cooked agave. They’ve made just 460 litres of this stuff, and the result of the infusion is increased caramel sweetness and richness, as well as lending the spirit a little extra colour.
Nose: Intensely fragrant, with notes of Rhododendron leaves, oregano, black treacle and just a hint of gorgeous smoked paprika. These aromas develop and begin to offer up notes of nutmeg, pan-fried habanero chillies, hops and Muscovado.
Palate: Smoky, oily palate which offers up charcoal, caramel sweetness and Dandelion and Burdock. There are hints of linseed oil, paprika, tomato puree, manuka honey and pancake batter, and huge spice notes (particularly cumin, turmeric and cassia bark).
Finish: It ends bittersweet with burnt cedar wood, white pepper, parsley and toffee brittle.
Overall: An incredibly unusual tequila – both fascinating and beautifully complex!