Olmeca Altos tequilas have, until recently, only been available outside of the United States.  That changed last month when Olmeca Altos announced that its 100 percent agave Plata and Reposado tequilas were coming stateside.

The Olmeca Altos distillery uses the centuries-old Tahona method of creating tequila.  After drying in brick ovens, the agave hearts are crushed with a volcanic stone.  The resulting agave juice is then double distilled in traditional copper pot stills.  The Plata is unaged, and the Olmeca Altos Reposado Tequila is aged in used bourbon barrels for six to eight months.

The Olmeca Altos Reposado Tequila is light gold with aromas of cooked agave, sweet fruits and oak.  Take a sip and taste white pepper, citrus and vanilla.  At just 76 proof, it’s very easy to hold on the palate and goes down smoothly without any harshness.

Overall, it’s a solid tequila made better by its value pricing. It’s worthy of sipping neat, but fares better in margaritas and other tequila cocktails.

– 38% Alcohol by Volume
– 100% Agave
– $20


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  • AC, those are some strong words. Maybe you got a bad bottle. 1800 tequila is fine, and Patron is passable, but Suaza? I’d drink any 100% agave tequila before stepping down to a mixto. To each his own I suppose, but I find the Olmeca Altos to be a very decent tequila. Not nearly as good as some, but certainly not disgusting.

    Everyone’s tastes are different though, which is what makes drinking interesting. Cheers.

  • Angry Consumer says:

    This is the most disgusting tequila I have had the misfortune of encountering. I mean, if you’re one to test your gag reflexes, then by all means. Stick with Patron, 1800, or Don Julio. Hell, even Suaza does the job better.

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