Olmeca Altos Tequila Plata 750MlRegular price $27.49
Developed by internationally renowned bartenders, Olmeca Altos Tequila is made using the highest quality agave and was designed to be diverse enough to use in cocktails, and excellent enough to be drunk neat, which scored it the gold medal from the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition and two silver medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Unlike grapes or wheat, agave plants take nearly a decade to mature, so the soil and growing conditions have a strong impact on the final product. Destilería Colonial de Jalisco employs an entirely full-time, multi-generational, team of jimadors who have passed down the art of agave harvesting for decades. After selecting only the best plants for processing, the agave is roasted in the distillery’s own brick ovens for up to three days, before resting in order to retain as much juice as possible for the tequila.
After relaxing for a bit, half of the agave is shredded and pressed via a roller mill, while the rest is crushed using a two-ton Tahona Stone. Tahona rolling is a 500-year old method used almost exclusively for the finest tequila. The agave juice ferments for 36 hours and is then distilled in small batches using copper stills.
Olmeca Altos Tequila Plata is bottled immediately after distillation. It has an herbal nose, with sweet and citric cooked agave notes, and a well-balanced finish that combines peppery heat with lingering fruitiness. In 2015, Olmeca Altos Plata was awarded a gold medal at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition.