Tequila Ocho 8 Reposado
50 CL, ABV 40%
Made through a traditional slow cooking process - the pinas are brick oven cooked for a total of 72 hrs. The early juice is removed, due to containing bitterness. Roller/shredder milling takes place followed by fermentation in open air small wooden vats of pine, using natural yeast that takes almost 7 days to complete. Distillation follows in stainless pot stills followed by the second distillation in small copper pots.
The second distillation is done at 48% ABV and then brought back down to 40% using demineralized water, ensuring a high concentration of agave flavor. Eight days are needed from when the agaves reach the patio at the distillery until it becomes blanco (unaged) tequila. Ocho Reposado is aged in ex-American Whiskey barrels for 8 weeks and 8 days.