Tequila Ocho Releases Plata Puntas 2023


October 27, 2023

Tequila Ocho Plata Puntas 2023

Tequila Ocho announced the release of Plata Puntas 2023, the second iteration of the overproof expression of the brand’s plata tequila following the spirit’s introduction in 2022. Puntas 2023 started hitting shelves beginning in October.

Tequila Ocho Plata Puntas 2023 adheres to the brand’s commitment to expressing the terroir in blue agave, with the agave-forward profile taken to the next level. The agaves used to create the tequila were harvested from Rancho Mesa Colorada, a field overseen by the family of legendary tequilero and Tequila Ocho co-founder Carlos Camarena.

The rancho, just 28 kilometers from Tequila Ocho’s new home place, Tequilera Los Alambiques, located in the highlands and characterized by rich red soil, high elevation, and plateau-like positioning; conditions which have produced the purest, ripest agave with a 33% average sugar content for the piñas. The result is an exceptional tequila with a signature hint of residual sweetness on the palate.

Tequila Ocho Puntas was bottled at 53% ABV, with just over 1,100 cases available in the U.S. and an SRP of $74.99. It is being distributed in these states: AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OK, SC, TN, TX, WA, WI, WASHINGTON, D.C.

What are the “Puntas” of agave spirits and why does it matter?

The puntas, or “distiller’s cut,” of agave spirits are cut from the very end of the heads and the very beginning of the heart of distillation. They have long been considered the most coveted part of the distillate and are traditionally set aside by the distiller to be enjoyed with friends and family on special occasions. Other high-proof tequilas on the market only use the “heart” cut of distillation, rather than the highly selective cut known as Puntas.

Tequila Ocho Plata Puntas 2023 is a blend of two high-proof cuts proofed to a robust 106 proof – even higher than last year’s 101-proof release – using deep well water from nearby the Tequila Ocho distillery. It’s at this high proof that drinkers will discover the highest concentration of agave flavors, while still experiencing a spirit that is extremely enjoyable to sip and savor neat.

For more information, visit www.ochotequila.com.