Tequila Ocho Añejo Tropical Barrel Select

Type: Tequila
Brand: Tequila Ocho
Nom
1474
104 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1474 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Altos Southern) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : Rum barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 45.8% abv (91-proof)
Other : Aeration, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

12
Agave (cooked)
11
Vanilla
7
Banana
7
Oak
6
Caramel
5
Pepper (black)
5
Molasses
5
Tropical Fruits
5
Pineapple
4
Fruity
4
Nutmeg
4
Cinnamon

Flavors Detected

17
Agave (cooked)
10
Pepper (black)
10
Alcohol
9
Anise
9
Vanilla
6
Tropical Fruits
6
Cinnamon
5
Brine/Salt
5
Oak
5
Caramel
4
Nutmeg
4
Cherry

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Phenom
379 ratings
  • 85 Rating

My rating is from a small screw top sample that I’ve had for a while. The backend flavor and the finish are the most enjoyable parts.

Tequila Badass
480 ratings
  • 88 Rating

March 2023 I tried this sample when we did a virtual tasting in 2021? but just now rating. damn I wish I had purchased a few of these. sweet brown sugar, fruit, honey, maple syrup, a hint of pepper, barrel spices I really enjoyed this anejo that was aged in rum casks

Tequila Phenom
308 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Big bold flavours, nose reminds me of pineapple mixed with oak and agave. Great ocho expression but not sure if the value is there, still very enjoyable and would not turn it down.

Tequila Wizard
804 ratings
  • 84 Rating

From this release, Tropical was my least favorite. Aroma is excellent with banana and coconut influences, agave forward and spices nuances. Flavor was not what I expected, finishes up with a medicinal/briny finish.

Tequila Guru
80 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Aroma is cinnamon, coconut, & vanilla but the roasted agave still manages to shine through for me. The flavor is exactly what I would expect and the rum influence is a compliment. Definitely buy again!

Tequila Boss
548 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Tropical fruit, caramel, anise, aromas and sweet taste and finish.

Tequila Savant
236 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Definitely brings the heat and a little numbness. Agave comes through on the nose nicely. My least favorite of the 3 but still a joy to sip

Tequila Phenom
367 ratings
  • 89 Rating

the 45.8% ABV is present throughout, but doesn't take away from aroma and flavor. aroma is solid with dried cherries, firm banana, anise, cinnamon. maybe some nut in there too. really like this aroma, but also realize it isn't as agave forward on the nose as I like - but so good, makes me not miss it as much as I thought I would. and yes, can't forget the white pepper heat. flavor leads with the dried cherries and firm banana. anise and spice (cinnamon, baking spice), nice dose of olive brine, vanilla, and a good (not from a mix) Chinese restaurant Zombie comes through on the retro hale and finish. cooked agave only shows up on the finish for me, but I knew because of the barrel, it wasn't going to be at the forefront. that shows the influence of the rum barrels. the 45.8% abv works here for me. is it the prototypical anejo? No, but we know Carlos Camarena has nailed that already. this is a fun twist on it. Salud to Tomas Estes on these limited edition barrel select anejos

Tequila Wizard
921 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Nose: Green banana, prunes , cardamom, nutmeg, honey and a hint of dark molasses Flavor: Spicysalty flavor, star anise, nutmeg, sweet butterscotch, has a good creamy mouth feel Finish: Medium in length, starts with cooked agave and ends with some bitterness

Tequila Honey Badger
1346 ratings
  • 87 Rating

My least favorite of the 3 releases.

Tequila Badass
460 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Tropical is aged in rum casks from Fiji, Trinidad & Grenada with 45.8% ABV. Flavors include chocolate, coffee, cherry, honey, lavender, licorice, and white pepper. Some bitters on the finish.

Tequila Wizard
972 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Barrel Select “Tropical” was aged for 12 months in rum barrels. Bottled at 45.8%. Nose: Bright fruit notes. Mexican ciruelas, prunes, berries, cherries and green bananas. Vivacious jerk spices: cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, white pepper and anise. A touch of underlying molasses and vanilla. Flavor: Kick butt spiciness, but wrapped in vanilla and nutmeg creaminess. It has that tropical breeze rum roundness vibe. Natural sweetness plays nicely with the peekaboo agave presence. Some butterscotch and anise make their appearance a little later - as do some bitter notes. A salt and pepper undercurrent. Finish has a nice retro hale aspect to it - but the last impression of bitterness detracts a point or so... A bold profile.

Tequila Guru
90 ratings
  • 91 Rating

The Tropical is absolutely beautiful. My most favorite tequila from Ocho.

Tequila Ninja
130 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Casa Olivo - Gift Nice viscosity. Aroma - sweet and floral Taste - strong burn, better finish

Tequila Savant
259 ratings
  • 87 Rating

On the nose I get hay, agave, grass, barrel spice, pepper and a hint of mint and alcohol. On the palate all the same as on the nose but the pepper and agave come out more. A little bit of alcohol on the finish with a lingering aftertaste.

Tequila Wizard
940 ratings
  • 86 Rating

LOT 8ABL-TROP, bottled on 10/09/2020. Color is light yellow. Nose: sweet cooked agave! Wood spices, pepper spiciness, Palate: sweet cooked agave, citrus, earthy, good sweet & sour balance, however, the higher ethanol content blocks aroma & flavor. Finish is medium to long, very fresh, sweet cooked agave persists.

Tequila Savant
210 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Barrel notes, sweet piña, honey, minerals . Good punch of heat, pepper and bit of agave. It had a chewy mouthful. . Sweetness to the end.

Tequila Ninja
154 ratings
  • 88 Rating

sweet cooked agave cinnamon vanilla tropical fruit anise. very good

Tequila Savant
225 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Was able to taste this in Puerto Vallarta of all places and it was a treat. Thank you Diego at Agave liquors! tropical night be influenced by the name but I caught pineapple, fruit, vanilla on the nose. finish was well balanced with a good mouth feel. solid tequila expression!!

Tequila Savant
238 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Nice oily mouth feel. Lots of long legs on the glass. Rum cask aging is very subtle. Some tropical notes with agave still very present. Some sweetness, peppery heat. Long earthy finish with quite a bit of anise buzzing around on the gums and a pinch of mint.

Tequila Ninja
109 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Was lucky enough to find two bottles of this. The nose is slightly different than a typical añejo. I get plenty of cooked agave, lots of caramel, fruitiness, and some dark sugar like molasses or demerara. The palate is where things get interesting - cherry, banana, pepper, salinity, anise, and baking spices all show up on top of the other notes. This has an extremely thick mouthfeel and it’s probably the sweetest additive-free tequila I’ve tasted. Both of these things make it very easy to drink for a high proof, and there’s a fruity, Jamaican-rum-type funk on the finish that I appreciate. This is really good stuff.

Tequila Maniac
38 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Wow, I’ve never tasted anything like this before. Nose: Oak,Hint of spiced rum,Leather, Red wine, Sweet After breathing: Floral Taste: Heat , Spice, Sweet, Definitely pick up the rum Finish: Flavor lingers and slowly fades Leaves my mouth similar to a dry wine

Tequila Savant
282 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Aroma - barrel spices, vanilla, caramel, oak Flavor - Carmel, sugar, cinnamon, oak Finish - hot finish, lingers

Tequila Savant
209 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Sweet aroma. The tropical comes through more on the aroma than anything. Flavor is primarily agave with hints of sweetness from the rum barrels. Finish is a bit stronger than expected. I find it similar to the regular Anejo with a touch more sweetness coming from the rum barrels.

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Lovely fruity nose mixed with sweet honey. Peppery but barrel rum finish is delicious.