Tequila Ocho "Widow Jane Barrel Select" Tequila Reposado
Tequila Ocho Reposado Barrel Select Widow Jane 2022
Limited edition tequila aged for eight weeks and eight days in used bourbon barrels from the Brooklyn-based Widow Jane Distillery.
This extraordinary single-estate, single-field spirit is the latest example of Tequila Ocho’s commitment to innovation, and to the expression of terroir in tequila, having been crafted using overripe agaves harvested exclusively from Rancho El Nacimiento, one of many fields, or ranchos, owned and operated by the family of legendary tequilero and Tequila Ocho co-founder Carlos Camarena.
The liquid is an agave-forward tequila, for which Tequila Ocho is world-renowned, and the heady aromas, rich caramel, and baking spice notes from Widow Jane bourbon barrels.
As with all of its tequilas, Tequila Ocho Reposado Barrel Select Widow Jane 2022 is certified 100% additive-free and is best enjoyed neat, sipped from a tequila flute.
Nose: The first impression on the nose is a delightful dance of sweet agave, honey, and caramel, elegantly mingling with hints of oak, vanilla, and toasted almonds. As the aroma unfolds, subtle notes of orange zest and spicy cinnamon emerge, adding complexity and intrigue.
Palate: On the palate, the tequila delights with a silky, velvety texture that is both rich and smooth. The prominent flavors of cooked agave and sweet caramel are beautifully balanced by the warmth of oak and gentle hints of bourbon, courtesy of the Widow Jane barrels. Mid-palate, a delicate fusion of dark chocolate, dried fruits, and a touch of earthy minerality is revealed, providing a wonderful contrast and depth.
Finish: The finish is long and satisfying, with a lingering warmth that gently fades, leaving behind the inviting aftertaste of vanilla, baking spices, and a hint of smokiness.
Tequila Ocho Reposado "Widow Jane Barrel Select" is a masterful blend of tradition and innovation, resulting in a captivating reposado tequila that is perfect for sipping and savoring. This exceptional spirit is a testament to the craftsmanship and passion of both Tequila Ocho and Widow Jane Distillery and is sure to be a treasured addition to any tequila enthusiast's collection.