Olmeca Altos

Jalisco (Los Altos Southern)
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Recent Ratings

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Mando G @tequilageek
Tequila Ninja
134 ratings

Jay Baer
Tequila Ninja
147 ratings

Ryan August
Tequila Ninja
101 ratings

I definitely like this more than the blanco, and at $21-25, it’s very well priced imo. The cooked agave is there on nose and palate, that grassiness I get from the blanco is rounded out with a little caramel and oak. Decent as a sipper but very good in a margarita or Paloma.

Dom Diaz
Tequila Savant
240 ratings

Edward Lopez
Tequila Ninja
138 ratings

Joe Farrier
Tequila Ninja
150 ratings

Earthy tones with smidge of cut grass and raw agave

Ryan August
Tequila Ninja
101 ratings

Aroma: Grassy agave, ethanol. Citrus, lime specifically and clearly. Tiniest bit of vanilla. Palate: Agave and ethanol, definitely a little hot. A peculiar bitter herb note, and white pepper. I use a lot of it in my cooking and recognize that flavor. A little vanilla bean, very curious. Verdict: Wonderful budget mixer. I think this is definitely mixer but it’s very tasty, just a bit harsh and hot for sipping. I think a little sugar and lime would take the edges off and give you a nice margarita with a good, juicy agave bite. I routinely see this on sale for $17-22 for a bottle, and that’s hard to beat. As it’s opening up, it’s actually developing into a nice tequila, I could see this being a passable sipper with a little time opened up and/or a little bit of ice. Overall, I recommend. Will definitely keep this in the “well” rotation.

Adolfo Sosa
Tequila Savant
278 ratings

Andrew Davis
Tequila Savant
205 ratings

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The Spirits Business
Apr 15, 2021

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Long Island Lou Tequila
May 30, 2020

"The Best Mixer For the Price On the Planet"

Lou gives high marks for Olmeca Altos Plata as both a sipper and a mixer.

Jan 04, 2019

Mex factor: The tequila trends pushing the category forward

Forget slammers and partying, the trends in tequila are all heading resolutely upmarket nowadays. Laura Foster heads to Jalisco, Mexico, to discover a region where producers are moving from fast fashion to haute couture.

Jul 24, 2018

Process Matters in Tequila Production. Here’s the Proof.

For years we’ve been saying “process matters”, and that each choice made during the production process will find its way into the finished product. Now we have proof.

The Spirits Business
Jan 22, 2018

Tequila has a ‘long runway of opportunity’ ahead

In the face of yet another agave shortage, one that has lasted for several years, Tequila has, against all odds, remained resilient. Sustainability of the category’s key agricultural product has long been a recurring problem for the industry.

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PR Newswire
Apr 19, 2016

Olmeca Altos Completes Its Trifecta With The Addition Of Añejo To The Family

Olmeca Altos welcomes its latest product, Añejo – thereby completing the power of three for the Altos Tequila family.