Tequila OCHO REPOSADO

ABV: 40% Alc. Vol. (80 Proof). Available in 750ml.

Aged in ex-American Whiskey barrels for 8 weeks and 8 days. Delicious vanilla tones and toffee. It is silky and the intense agave flavor persists.

The most “dangerous” one, it is so silky that is hard to stop sipping it. 
DELICIOUS, SILKY AND BALANCED
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Knows the characteristics of Our fields
Ranch El Vergel

El Vergel is 2000m above sea level with very red soil rich in iron oxide. Ours was the first crop of agave ever grown on this land which previously grew limes and peaches.

 

Tasting Notes

AGED

COLOUR

Pale amber, bright, clean and clear, thick consistency.

NOSE

Yeast, sugar frosting and cinnamon like smelling inside a bakery. Notes of cooked agave and pear, fruity, herbal and slightly oaky with some smoke, tapenade.

PALATE

Very good body, oily, spicy with a persistent taste of cooked agave, notes of vanilla, cinnamon and cloves, very fruity finish which lingers, only a hint of oak.
 

EXTRA AGED

COLOUR

This Extra Aged has a light clear brilliance.

NOSE

We detect wood with dried fruits and powdered sugar along with hints of cinnamon, orange peel, plum and caramel.

PALATE

This Extra Aged is thick and smooth. It initially opens up to cinnamon, brown sugar, apricots and toasted almonds. In the middle comes some plum, lavender and black olives. This complex tequila finishes with coffee and cacao accents.

ULTRA AGED

COLOUR

Pale amber, thick consistency.

NOSE

Fine, dry agave alternates with round, sweet fruitiness and delicate vanilla with olive brine acidity.

PALATE

Agave fruit led, layered with toffee, almonds, brioche, raisins, treacle, coffee and cacao with side accents of both American and French oak.
Ranch El Carrizal

Rancho Carrizal, nicknamed “La Langacha” is at 1978 meters about sea level and has rich, red soil characteristic of Los Altos region.

Tasting Notes

SILVER

COLOUR

Clear and bright.

NOSE

It has a sweetly floral nose with extra ripe agaves and candied fruit presenting themselves.

PALATE

We detect citrus, cinnamon, dried fruit and almond on the palate with a lingering hint of spearmint on the finish.
 

AGED

COLOUR

Has a light straw color with brilliant clarity.

NOSE

We detect strong broad floral presence and a sweet cooked agave. Oak accents are present as are vanilla, tapenade, egg custard and cooked orchard fruits.

PALATE

We are initially hit by soft, ripe agave followed by balanced fruit and acidity that delivers an incredibly smooth taste. There is a subtle oak presence that continues into the finish with soft tannin notes and an agave sweetness that lingers.

EXTRA AGED

NOSE

Red fruit, white pepper, brown sugar, vegetal, ripe agave with oak tones.

PALATE

Packed with fruit balanced with acidity, spice (Cardanum) and honey, earthy agave finish persists.
 

ULTRA AGED

COLOUR

Pale and bright for an Ultra Aged due to the face that the barrels have had 6-7 earlier fillings.

NOSE

Salt caramel, acetone, mint, floral hints, cedar, cooked turnips, molasses, olive brine, opens to sharp perfumed candied fruits, seaweed, celery.

PALATE

Thick, rich mouth feel, butter, butterscotch, dry and lively fruit, cacao, cooked mint, coffee, mellow French oak finish, opens up after 5 minutes to a wide strata of flavors, hints of cognac.

Ranch El Refugio

El Refugio is 2,055m above sea level with red oxide earth with many undulating contours. This rancho is located not far from the distillery where Ocho is made, La Alteña. The high elecation along with the local climate makes for agaves with a very high sugar content.

Tasting Notes

SILVER

COLOUR

Bright and clear, very light.

NOSE

Pomegranate, guava, tutti-frutti, grapefruit, peppermint and green olive brine.

PALATE

Leads with sweet agave, spiciness, goes dry with grapefruit, returns to tropical fruit and on to spearmint.
 

AGED

COLOUR

Very light and pale to the eye.

NOSE

Evergreen mint, pine, dry hay, cooked yams, oatmeal and finishing with mandarin blossom.

PALATE

Hint of oak, subtle accents of brown sugar, orange spice, cinnamon, red orchard fruit, white pepper, ending with cut grass.

EXTRA AGED

COLOUR

Pale amber.

NOSE

Toffee, caramel, red fruits, cedar, pencil shavings and lead.

PALATE

Toffee, coffee cake, caramel, green olive brine, red fruits.
 

ULTRA AGED

COLOUR

Very pale for a 3 year old aged tequila, golden straw color with a slight green tint.

NOSE

Peach, cotton candy, perfumed acetone, honey, earth, graphite, slight note of cedar, rose, floral hops, olive brine and molasses.

PALATE

Crème caramel, cacao, coffee, peach, iodine and toffee.

Ranch El Puertecito
“Single Estate” means that all the agaves used to create this tequila have come from one, unique, single ranch, in this case “Rancho El Puertecito”. At 2,150 meters high. This is the highest of all the Camarena’s agave ranchos. The name meaning, “little port” remains a mystery since the nearest ocean is 350 km away.
 
The extreme maturity of the plants at 8.5 years of age gives a high sugar content and lots of acidity.
Tasting Notes

SILVER

NOSE

Olive oil, cantaloupe, lily flower, white and black pepper, slight cedar hints, beef jerky and fennel.

PALATE

Root beer, spearmint, anise, chestnut and butterscotch, smoke, raw almond and blunt radish. 

 

AGED

COLOR

Very pale slight straw tint with very thick tears (viscosity)

NOSE

Dry vanilla extract, egg yolk, custard and almonds.

PALATE

Butterscotch, banana, overripe lily flowers and cut grass.

 

EXTRA AGED

COLOUR

Pale golden.

NOSE

Biscuit, roasted chestnuts, grapefruit, caramel, marzipan, butterscotch, anise and orange zest.

PALATE

Raw almonds, cacao, grilled capsicum, stewed fruit, oak, finishing with cooked greens.

Ranch Los Fresnos

“Los Fresnos” is adjacent to the distillery “La Alteña”. This facility has been making craft tequila by the Camarena family since 1937. The name comes from the trees, Fresnos (a particular oak) which are in one corner of the ranch. Altitud od the ranch vares between 2068 and 2078 meters above sea level. Age of the agaves were 7 years with an average sugar content of 27.6%.

Tasting Notes

SILVER

COLOR

Clear brilliance with a thick viscosity.

NOSE

Acetone dryness gives way to rich undertones of overripe yellow store fruits, fresh crached black pepper, custard, pastry dough, nutmeg, violets and cooked agave as always with Ocho. 

PALATE

Bright, clean and racy with a dry pineapple attack, grass, yellow store fruit undercurrent, spicy black pepper with green olive and tannin finish. 
 

AGED

COLOR

Pale straw.

NOSE

Extra ripe cooked agave, butterscotch, toffee, banana, apple, pancake batter, pepper, vanilla cake frosting.

PALATE

Hint of mint, green chlorophyll, mineral, maple, coffee, caramel, toffee, and strawberry.

EXTRA AGED

COLOR

Very light, viscous with slow lengthy tears.

AROMA

Green tropical fruits, white chocolate, hint of honey, roasted Padrone peppers, hint of smoke, white pepper, truffles, coconut, mixed nuts, herbaceous.

PALATE

White radish, jicama, white pepper, mild chile pepper, green apple, underlying smokiness, long finish into fennel,candied fruits, red stone fruits, tannin follows.

Ranch Puerta del aire
About 3 kms northeast from La Alteña, this field has oak and cedar trees growing both inside and at the sides of the field. The land is a gentle slope of red soil oriented north, going from 2,118 to 2,095 meters above sea level. The agave was 7 years old, with an average weight of 42 kgs (some piñas above 100kgs) and 26% sugar content.
Tasting Notes

SILVER

AROMA

Menthol, lily, banana skin, cooked turkey, cooking oil brought to a high heat, raw asparagus, round spices, cinnamon, rose water, chalk and calcium.

PALATE
Molasses, brown sugar, coffee, cacao, pink pepper, white rum and basil.

 

AGED

AROMA

Kaffir lime leaf, pine, lime zest, almond/peach, kernel, creamy, vainilla, green olive, salinity/brine.

PALATE
Freshly cut grass, eucalyptus/menthol, green pear, hazelnutl mid-palate moves into a burnt cacao, with caramel and toffee lingering through a mildly spicy finish..

 

Ranch La Latilla
La Latilla is a small Hamlet 1 km as the crow flies from the Distillery “La Alteña” where Ocho is made. Rancho La Latilla slopes gently from the east giving full afternoon sun exposure and has mature cedar and oak trees around it. At harvest the plants were 7 years of age being fully mature with an average sugar content of 32%.
Tasting Notes

SILVER

Nose

Pineapple, old Wood, compost, anise, cinnamon, deep red berry fruit, acetone raciness, burnt caramel. 

Palate

Stewed red sttone fruit, round and sweet, black pepper, earth, menthol, tannins, vanilla, coffee, cacao, old wood. 
 

AGED

Colour

Slight straw color, medium body.

Nose

Flan, coffee, bright agave perfume, anise, pineapple, orange, nutmeg, caramel, egg yolk, cream, mint, clove, acetone [acidic acid], leather, green olives.

Palate

Bright red berries at the entry, pepper, fresh mint, dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, slight coconut, butterscotch, a finish of dark brown sugar. Big, bold and complex while remaining harmonious.

 

EXTRA AGED

Nose

Pineapple, old wood, compost, anise, cinnamon, deep red berry fruit, acetone raciness and burnt caramel.

Palate

Stewed red stone fruit, round and sweet, black pepper, earth, menthol, tannins, vanilla, coffee, cacao and old wood

Ranch Loma Alta

About 1km east from La Alteña, this field is average 2,047 meters altitude on a hill oriented south. The name translates to “high hill” and comes from being at the highest elevation of the ranch around the Distillery. The agave was 6.5 years of age at the moment of harvesting, planted in rows East-West oriented. Fertile red soil rich in iron and potassium, which provided average 27% sugar content to the Agave piñas. The average weight of the piñas was 28 kgs.

The field is surrounded by other Agave fields, with just a stone fence in between. One single huizache tree growing in the middle of the field and some capulin trees at its eastern edge, therefore full sunlight.

Tasting Notes

SILVER

NOSE

Citrus, orange blossom, smoke, pumpkin, confectioners’ sugar, spearmint, cured meat, cooked sweet potato, feral, aspirin, green olive, chlorophyll, shellfish minerality, salmi. 

PALATE

Grapefruit, menthol, tutti fruitti, pepper, well integrated, balanced fruit and acidity, pineapple, spearmint, creamy, nutmeg, cinnamon, mezcal like.

AGED

NOSE

Earth, burnt cassis, butterscotch, dates, stewed peaches, biscuit, wet woodland, Straw.

PALATE

Sweet cooked cranberry, marzipan, vanilla, crème brûlée, white pepper, passion fruit, antique wood, ends in bitter cacao.
Ranch Los Corrales

Rancho “Los Corrales” is a triangular tract of land along the main road from Arandas to is 2,166 mts. With deep red soil.

Tasting Notes

SILVER

NOSE

Fresh agave, acidity and green fruits follow.

PALATE

Peppery, mellowing to named “Cremy”, fruit, mint dryness with mocha. 
 

AGED

COLOUR

Very pale straw.

NOSE

Bright agave fruit, cinnamon, custard, nutmeg and green olives.

PALATE

Plums, anise, green olive brine, lively and deep at the same time.

EXTRA AGED

COLOUR

Very light, pale gold, clean and brilliant.

AROMA

Earthy, ripe agave with dry roundness, slight spice box notes, sweet pine resin, floral, ripe tropical fruits, cooked chili.

PALATE

Round fruit play with dry spices, nutmeg hints of caramel, clean, natural, light and broad, not deep, earthiness and subtle oak persist on the finish.

Ranch Las Pomez
“Las Pomez” is located 2,055 meters above sea level and named for the town nearby. It is approximately 7 hectares with 20,336 agave plants. As one of the high temps of 24.8ºC and lows at 9.1ºC making for extremely high sugar content in the agave plant.
Tasting Notes

SILVER

NOSE

Sweet molasses, butterscotch and ripe agave. It opens up to cooked pumpking and hints of peppermint. 

PALATE

Fresh, lively, round sweetness, subtle tropical fruits and some cinnamon. 

AGED

COLOUR

Pale straw, thick.

NOSE

Sweet agave nectar, rich custard with a slight accent of cinnamon and ripe tropical fruits.

PALATE

Clean; sweetness balanced with dry notes. Earthy agave with apricots and accents of oak and nutmeg

Ranch La Magueyera
This name derives from the plant the ‘maguey’. It is at 1600 meters, has grey soil and a ‘terroir’ similar –in general- to that of Tequila Valley. The land is slightly sloping from north to south making it south facing, catching the full effects of the sun. There are Guamuchile trees that bear edible fruit. This tree is specific to this location and grows wild in the clay soil.

The agaves were harvested with a brix level of 27-28 %, the average for Los Altos being ,24-25% and 22-23% for Tequila Valley.
Tasting Notes

SILVER

COLOUR

Crystal clear and thick tears.

NOSE

Spearmint chewing gum, over-ripe mango, lime zest, nutmeg, white pepper, powdered sugar, iodine, gooseberry, caraway seeds, orange marmalade.

PALATE

Ripe tropical fruits in begin, anise, menthol, cereal, pink and green peppercorns, cream soda, arugula, toasted coffee, green Thai papaya, green banana finish.
 

AGED

COLOUR

Very pale and brilliant.

NOSE

Lily blossom, peach, stewed plums, green tobacco, cotton candy, slight anise, eucalyptus, no oak present.

PALATE

Begins with tangerine, lemon grass, notes of bread yeast, anise, black pepper and finishing with roasted pineapple, it’s like a basket of fruit and a bouquet of flowers. There’s a maddening cacao hint-or better yet carob- to the taste that delights.

EXTRA AGED

COLOUR

Very pale straw color.

NOSE

Creme brulee, unami, pomegranate, red fruit, hibiscus flowers, acetone, almond, wet cement on a rainy day, Christmas candied fruit, vanilla, hint of cinnamon, heated cooking oil , porcini, dried coriander seed.

PALATE

Red stone fruits, BBQ sauce, meaty, slight caramel and wood, wet pine cinders,  chocolate, pink pepper corns, vegetal, ‘green’ finish.

Ranch Los Mangos
“Single Estate” means that all the agaves used to create this tequila have come form one, unique, single ranch, in this case, “Rancho Los Mangos”. “Los Mangos” has an altitude of 1600 meters, black soil and a hot climate making its “terroir” similar to that of the Tequila Valley. It is in Jalisco state close to the border of Michoacán state.
Tasting Notes

SILVER

NOSE

Buttery with fresh lively fruit, pineapple and lemon and herbs, anise, cloves and white pepper with green pine.

PALATE

Complex balance of sweet and acidity, cooked agave, green grape skin, hits of pineapple, green apple, cloves and uncooked asparagus.
 

AGED

COLOUR

Very light straw color, bright.

NOSE

Sweetness dominates while being balanced by acidity, hidden oak floats through, olive, cinnamon, lily blossom and marzipan are present.

PALATE

Cooked sweet agave led, subtle oak comes and goes, peppermint, a wave of butter, unsweetened caramel continues, bright, fresh vegetal salad finish.

EXTRA AGED

COLOUR

Very pale copper-like tint, thick with persistent tears/legs.

NOSE

Muted oak and cedar, hints of vanilla, custard, citrus, black and tropical fruit.

PALATE

Leads with sharp oak perfume, goes to subtle mescal –like smoke, spiciness and depth, finishes with bitter cacao, sherry and grass.

Ranch Cerrito San Agustín

Cerrito de San Agustin is 2074m above sea level with deep red soil, rich in iron oxide. This rancho is near the municipality of Jesus Maria in Los Altos de Jalisco. The land was leased by the Camarenas for growing agave plants and they will not lease it again meaning it is unlikely we will see a Cerrito de San Agustin vintage in the future.

Tasting Notes

SILVER

COLOUR

Bright and clear.

NOSE

Round, red orchard fruit, banana, olive, sweet and acidity balanced.

PALATE

First fruit, citrus, tangerine, then acidity, cinnamon, menthol, pepper, mint and cherry returns with dryness lingering -peppery attack, agave followed by vegetal notes, mellow goes to creamy fruit, finishes in mint dryness with coffee, cacao and fruit returns.
 

AGED

COLOUR

Pale straw, clean and clear, thick and viscous.

NOSE

A pleasant caramel-vanilla sweetness punctuated by spearmint, aniseed, and poached pear notes.

PALATE

Round and vegetal, with tobacco, juniper, and pine notes intermingling on the mid-palate. The toffee-like sweetness is balanced by white pepper spice. Notes of honey, fresh peaches and almonds (marzipan) also come through. The finish is lasting and on the spicy side: white pepper remains, with hints of roast red pepper and grilled nopal (cactus) peeking through.

EXTRA AGED

COLOUR

Very pale straw brilliance, soft, thick and viscous.

NOSE

Notes of lavender, orange marmalade, caramel, maple and oak with natural iodine acidity.

PALATE

Subtle oak with dry fruit, leads to pepper and citrus, finishes dry, elegant with maple and coffee tones.
 

ULTRA AGED

COLOUR

Pale golden.

NOSE

Cinnamon, peach, pear, pineapple, black pepper and pastry frosting with perfumed acidity.

PALATE

Leads with dry, cognac -like perfume, austere fruit, clove, cinnamon, barn, goes to violets and jujube ending in toffee, cacao and roasted coffee bean, sensations alternate between sweet and dry as is typical of Tequila Ocho.

Ranch Potrero Grande
Potrero Grande means large place to keep horses. It is located in the county of Jesus Maria near Rancho San Agustin where Carlos’ grandfather was born. This was the land of his grandfather. Despite the name ‘large’, the production was relatively small at 16,570 litres and because of the limited amount, this vintage only went to the Mexican market. Carlos has kept some cases in his ‘reference library’.

The land is mostly flat. The fully mature plants were 6 years old, weighed 28 kilos average and had an average brix content of 27 %. This rancho in 2000 gave agaves with the exceptional brix content of 37 %. These were used to make the tequila for the 70th anniversary of the family business.

Lily Camarena – Carlos’ sister – has a weekend house adjacent to the field. The rancho is surrounded on 3 sides by 3-4 meter high cactus trees.
Tasting Notes

SILVER

AROMA

Cotton candy, ham [cured sweet meat], iodine, minerality, stewed red fruit, cilantro, lilac, gardenia, caramelized pineapple, sulky.

PALATE

base and understated, round, soft, deep, assertive, maple, canteloupe, lilac, stewed peach, green, avocado creaminess.
 

AGED

COLOUR

Extremely pale and clear for a Reposado with 2 months in barrel.

AROMA

Cooked agave perfume, spearmint chewing gum, wet earth, clove, green tobacco, white lily, chalky mineral notes.

PALATE

Grapefruit pith, pink pepper corns, creamy, mint, bitter butterscotch, earthy raw greens.

Ranch La Rivera

La Rivera is 1650m above sea level with brown soil. It is near the Rio Lerma bordering the state of Michoacan. This rancho’s terroir is similar to that of the Tequila Valley.  The agave took longer than usual to ripen and had a sugar content well above average.

Tasting Notes

SILVER

COLOUR

Clear, bright, clean, good body.

NOSE

Very aromatic, herbal and fruity, notable agave presence, pear, pineapple, citrus and slightly spicy.

PALATE

Intense, some peppery notes with cooked agave very persistent , finishing sweet, orchard fruits, tangerine and orange blossoms, multilayered , complex, overripe agaves, sweet fruity roundness, extremely concentrated, goes on and on. 

Ranch Los Patos

This ranch is adjacent to a pond where ducks "Los Patos" stop off on their north-south migrations. It is about 10km west of the town od Jesús María in the direction of Mexico City.

The ranch is on a hill that slopes to the west receiving sun in the afternoon. It has the characteristic red soil of the highlands and is above 2200 meters in altitude.
Tasting Notes

SILVER

NOSE

Bitter orange, green banana, white tea, crisp mineral chalkiness, lemon grass, straw and white peach.

PALATE

Jasmine, peppermint, chamomile, raspberry, avocado creaminess, hazelnut, rosemary and green olives.
 

AGED

NOSE

Nutmeg, raw artichokes, raw butternut squash, marzipan, stewed rhubarb, low fired clay, frankincense, parchment.

PALATE

Baked red apple, followed by black pepper, dried lavender, magnolia flower, butterscotch, molasses, length is tannic.

Ranch Los Nopales

The rancho "Los Nopales" at 2070 meters altitude, belonged to Carlos Camarena's grandfather, Don Felipe Camarena. It is surrounded by other agave fields, however, on its east side there are wild prickle pear cactuses forming a fence, hence the name "Los Nopales". The average sugar content was 27.5% and the age of the plants was 6 years and 9 months at harvest. This is the first time in 35 years this land was used to grow agave.

Tasting Notes

SILVER

NOSE

Yellow fruit (pineapple), green banana, green olives, orange peel, orange blossom, white pepper, sea pool minerality, salty, flores de Santa Maria (Santa Maria flowers), Manzanita (chamomile blossoms), spearmint, cinnamon, toasted peanuts, marzipan, heated cooking oil, freshly cut grass, river stone minerality, earthy, raw jalapeno and in escabeche.

PALATE

(The nose is well expressed in the palate) – yellow fruit sweet complexity, white pepper, spearmint, cut grass, earthy, chamomile finish, graphite, flan with sugar, caramel and egg yoke.
 

Ranch Las Águilas
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Ranch Las Presas
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Ranch El Bajío

El Bajío is located in Jesus María municipality, around 7km east of Jesus María town at 2,170 to 2,175 meters elevation, with gentle slopes north to south. The name refers to land located in the lower part of a valley.

The agave harvested for this production was planted in 2012 & 2013 when the plants were one year old, therefore the agave was 6 & 7 years old at harvest and had an average weight of 20kgs with 27% sugar content.

Tasting Notes

BLANCO O PLATA

AROMA

Orange, ripe apricots, green olive, fresh cheese, butterscotch, brine, grape, green apple, red capsicum

Palate

Marzipan, vanilla, overripe pineapple, meat, salted caramel, white pepper, cinnamon, roasted almonds.

Ranch La Laja
Tasting Notes
Ranch La Coruña
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Ranch Cerro Grande

The field is located at 27 km east from Arandas, where a mountain range knows as “Cerro Grande” begins. Is so far the highest elevation agave field we have used for Ocho, at 2,290 meters above sea level. The rancho has mostly old cedar and oak trees around the land. The soil is typical of the Highland with red iron oxide and clay. Planted in 2013, at harvest the Agave plants were 7 years of age being fully mature.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

PLATA

Nose: Cooked agave, lemon peel, celery, sugar cane, fruit notes like guava and prune.

Palate: Mineral and earthy, black pepper, dried chili, fresh vegetables, arugula and peppermint. Demi sec and slightly salty.

 

REPOSADO

Nose: Lively and crispy. Peppery, very citric, lemon tea, grass, wet soil, celery, fresh coriander, fruity notes at the end like pears and green apples.

Palate: Orange peel, black pepper, herbaceous and a subtle smokiness that rounds the palate. Nice cooked agave flavor in the aftertaste. Smooth and delicious, perfect to enjoy neat.