Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Half a dozen tequila-based cocktails last night at Cactus in SLU. The occasion: the "unveiling" of Olmeca Altos 100% Agave Tequila, a handcrafted tequila produced in the heart of Los Altos, 6,500 feet above sea level in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, using artisanal ingredients and production methods.
The brand is distributed through PernodRicard, one of the world's largest drinks companies (Absolut, Jameson, Beefeater).
My favorite: the Teqroni, made with Campari, Punt y Mes and Olmeca Altos Plata.
On the right, Altos tequila's master distiller Jesus Hernandez; on the left, brand ambassador Steffin Oghene. Afro aside, he's a Scotsman.