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Olmeca Altos: A tequila for barmasters from barmasters

Olmeca Altos is a great tequila. You can almost taste the passion in it. That’s because it was created by two bar industry legends who absolutely adored tequila – Dre Masso and the late Henry Basent.

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The two barmasters found a common love for the greatest spirit known to man and their favourite cocktail was the Margarita hands-down – so much so that they wrote a book together about it called Margarita Rocks.

After setting up the bar consultancy, Worldwide Cocktail Club, they embarked on various ventures together and their last major project was the creation and development of Olmeca Altos in 2009.

They both loved the Los Altos region, a special place located 2104 meters above sea level in the western state of Jalisco in Mexico, and they took countless groups there to show them where their tequila came from.

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Made using the 500-year old Tahona method and distilled in copper-pot stills, Olmeca Altos has gone on to win countless awards for design and taste and has been recognised internationally, with its blanco and reposado tequila winning gold at both The Tequila Masters and the Beverage Testing Institute.

Our bartenders at El Camion dig Olmeca Altos because it’s a high-quality tequila that isn’t overpriced. The sleek yet rustic design stands out on the shelf and attracts attention at the bar, plus the design points for bartenders are evident – the neck of the bottle is nice and long, making it easier to pour and nice to handle.

And last, but not least, it’s bloody excellent in a margarita.

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Read more about Olmeca Altos here

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