From the producer: The Tequila Ocho story begins with the Camarena family, who started making tequila in 1937 and are now in their third generation as tequila producers. This family is one of the few producers that still make tequila in the slow, artisanal way. With the Camarenas nothing is rushed or hurried during the whole process, from the growth of the agave to the final distillation. Tequila Ocho is a joint partnership between the Camarenas and Tomas Estes. Estes, the creator and owner of Mexican bars and restaurants since 1976 is a higly respected personality in the bar and spirits world. He regularly speaks and writes on the subject of tequila. This partnership is an excellent combination since both partners insist on only producing the finest tequila possible. Color- Pale amber, bright, clean and clear, thick consistency. Aroma- 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.