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Spotlight On: Tequila Ocho

With Tequila and Mezcal Fest just around the corner, you might have guessed that we’d have tequila on the brain. The festival has received great support from several high-profile figures in the drinks industry, and one of its ambassadors is Tomas Estes, the co-creator of Tequila Ocho.

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Tomas Estes loves tequila. And he is the kind of guy you want co-creating a tequila because you know it’s going to be good. Estes knows everything about tequila – where it’s from, how it’s made, how the agave is grown, who the farmers are – and his passion has done a lot to raise awareness of the exploitation in commercial tequila production.

So, as you would probably imagine, his love and passion for tequila has pretty much been bottled in Tequila Ocho. His partnership with Carlos Camarena, a third generation Tequilero, has combined tradition and heritage with innovation and modern thinking.

Tequila Ocho is made slowly in an artisanal way. The result is an agave-rich, earthy, complex spirit that has its own distinct aroma and character. It is definitely NOT for shooting – in fact, it opens up in the glass, the same way a fine wine does.

So, why Ocho? Well, you may or may not know that ‘ocho’ is ‘eight’ in Spanish – and with the amount of times this number came up in the process of its production is pretty spooky.

Taken from the Tequila Ocho website:

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Naturally, we serve Ocho at El Camion, so give it a go next time you’re in!