Tequila Ocho Extra Añejo "El Vergel" 2007
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Rancho El Vergel (“The Orchard”) is situated more than 6,500 feet above sea level and has the red, iron-rich soil that’s characteristic of the Highlands. Located near Arandas, El Vergel was thought to be unsuitable for growing agave by Carlos Camarena’s father, Felipe. Tequila Ocho was the first crop of agave ever grown on the rancho, which previously grew limes and peaches.
Tequila AñejoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged for at least a year in barrels not to exceed 600 liters. Any type of wood is acceptable, but ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Añejo tequilas are also known as "aged" or "extra aged".
"The sweet, dry nose offers holiday spices and dried fruit. The palate is thick but mellow, with agave, butterscotch and custard on the front. More agave, cinnamon, milk chocolate and caramel follow. The dry, subtle finish extends the agave notes, with citrus peel and hints of oak."