Olmeca Altos Tequila Plata, 70 cl (100% Agave), £18.90 (Prime), £22.85 (Non-Prime) @ Amazon
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Olmeca Altos Tequila Plata, 70 cl (100% Agave), £18.90 (Prime), £22.85 (Non-Prime) @ Amazon

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Edited by:"louiselouise"Found 9th Oct
10p cheaper than the last time I posted, a month and a half ago: hotukdeals.com/dea…807

Award-winning Mexican Tequila Olmeca Altos Plata is a 100% Agave Tequila of astonishing character and unprecedented smoothness. Olmeca Altos is exclusively produced in the Los Altos Region, in the Highlands of Central Mexico. This particular region offers the best conditions to produce our main ingredient: the blue Agave. A slow and complex elaboration process results in a smooth Tequila with citric flavours. Olmeca Altos is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.

Olmeca Altos Plata can be enjoyed neat or in a delicious Tommy's Margarita - Altos Plata 50ml, Lime Juice 25ml, Agave syrup 12.5ml, Shake all ingredients and strain into rocks glass over cubed ice.

  • An aromatic and fruity Tequila. Sweet in the mouth, with citric notes like lime - lemon cooked agave.
  • The aftertaste is well balanced, pleasant and longlasting.
  • This Tequila is born from a partnership between UK Bartenders Henry Besant and Dre Masso and Olmeca's own Master Distiller.

2810199.jpg2810199.jpgOLMECA ALTOS PLATA
The award-winning Olmeca Altos Plata is made from 100% blue agave grown in the Los Altos highlands of Mexico. With herbal notes of cooked agave, Olmeca Altos Plata is citric and sweet with a fruity aroma. It's a classic tequila for the modern world, good enough to sip neat or enjoy in a range of cocktails.

LET'S TALK ABOUT AGAVE
Quality is of the utmost importance when it comes to agave. So it helps that our key ingredient is planted in ideal growing conditions at 2,100m above sea level in mineral-rich volcanic soil.

TEQUILA WITH A CONSCIENCE
Altos has pioneered sustainable practices in the tequila industry. Our agave is so precious that we rally it for use even after it’s made its way into our tequila. 98% of all organic waste from production is composted and reused to grow the next generation of agave.

Great reviews: amazon.co.uk/Olm…ews

Mysupermarket: mysupermarket.co.uk/asd…tml

£19 at Tesco at the moment (never seen it in mine, though I'm surrounded by Tesco Express stores, that'll be why!) tesco.com/gro…818

£19 at Ocado ocado.com/web…011

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This tequila is mentioned in a US article "Best Tequilas Under $30", and offers more information (if you're curious) tastetequila.com/201…30/

Olmeca Altos Plata
This brand started in the UK, and eventually made its way to the USA. Created by a pair of well-known bartenders, it was designed for use in cocktails, and it also tastes great straight, all while not breaking the bank. (Tequila is more expensive in Europe than it is in the USA.) It was a tall order, but they managed to create exactly that.

Many tequila aficionados love the complexity and depth that comes with tahona-crushed products (such as Fortaleza, Suerte, and Roca Patron), but these products are usually priced higher because the production method is slow and costly. Olmeca Altos is made up of 50% tahona-crushed agave, and 50% roller mill.

During the 2014 Tequila Challenge blind tasting events, Olmeca Altos Plata received the overall highest scores in San Francisco. In Seattle, Olmeca Altos Reposado was the second highest scoring tequila out of six, and every other tequila in consideration was at least double the price.

You can find Olmeca Altos Plata and Reposado for around $25 for a 750ml bottle.

I’ve spent a good amount of time drinking this. Here are my score and tasting notes from the Tequila Matchmaker app:

Olmeca Altos Plata: 89/100
“Faint aroma of tobacco and slight musty leaves, with a very delicious sweet finish. For the price, you can’t beat this blanco. Feels fantastic in the mouth, oily and substantial. How the hell did they make such a good tequila at this low price?”

Another review: goodspiritsnews.wordpress.com/201…la/

Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila (80 proof)
Visual: Perfectly clear.
Nose: Fresh cut agave, sweet rock candy, herbaceous spice with a hint of green pepper.
Taste: Bright, fresh and almost effervescent with tinges of candied ginger. Pepper comes through immediately, but soon fades to agave and mint.
Finish: Long and with a tannic clarity that is unusual for a young tequila. At the far end of the spectrum lies a caramel finish.
Overall: Perfect for shots, Margaritas, Frostbite cocktails, what have you. Very versatile and classy.
GSN Rating: A
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