Tequila Ocho has teamed up with Maison Ferrand to release a limited-edition range of Anejo Tequilas. The new collection of agave spirits from the Jalisco distillery are finished in the French Brandy house’s Cognac and Rum barrels.
The Tequila Ocho x Maison Ferrand Barrel Select Anejo range features a trio of Tequilas dubbed Tropical, Continental, and Transatlantic.
Aged in rum casks from Fiji, Trinidad and Panama, Tequila Ocho Barrel Select “Tropical” elicits images and essences of the Caribbean and South Pacific, the origin of the barrels used for this bottling.
On the nose, it offers fresh cherries, peach, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, marzipan, honey, demerara, chocolate, hazelnuts, passionfruit with licorice and lavender notes. The palate delivers bitter chocolate, prunes, coffee, plum, cherry and vanilla notes, which are accompanied by a rich and creamy texture. Aniseed, white pepper and sweet spice complement the long, smooth finish. Bottled at 45.8% ABV, it’s priced at $89.99 per 750ml bottle.
Aged in Cognac casks from France, Tequila Ocho Barrel Select “Continental” conjures up flavors and souvenirs of the rolling vineyards of Cognac, the origin of the barrels used for this bottling.
The Tequila offers aromas of aniseed, chocolate, custard marzipan, marshmallow, jasmine, apricot and cooked agave. On the palate, a soft, creamy texture with dark chocolate, toffee, nutmeg and mace leads to a midpalate of mango, vanilla and cinnamon sweetness, light white pepper and clove notes, evocative of mango custard. Complex and remarkably well integrated. Bottled at 43.1% ABV, it is priced at $89.99 per 750 ml bottle.
Aged in Rum casks from Fiji and Panama, as well as Cognac casks from France, Tequila Ocho Barrel Select “Transatlantic” evokes a journey in flavor commencing in the sunny sweetness of the caribbean and finishing in the sophisticated warming notes of Cognac.
On the nose, the Tequila offers frangipane, banana foster, pandan leaf, honey, molasses, mango and green pepper. The palate delivers sweet tropical fruits (mango, banana, pineapple) intermingled with spicy, vegetal notes reminiscent of jalapeño. It has pleasant herbaceous notes like thyme and spearmint, as well as good minerality and A slightly savory quality. The texture is rich with a buttery mouthfeel and a long, spicy finish. Bottled at 44.2% ABV, the Tequila is on sale for $89.99 oer 750 ml bottle.
“Tequila Ocho has always been a pioneer in our field; being an innovator in the tequila world in many ways, most notably in demonstrating the existence of terroir in tequila through our unique single-field production philosophy,” said Tequila Ocho co-founder Estes. “With this new release of Tequila Ocho Barrel Select cask-aged añejo tequilas, we’re thankful to continue working with another family that values terroir as much as we do, Alexandre Gabriel and Maison Ferrand.”