The Last Tuesday Society invites you to join us for a special Masterclass on Tuesday 22nd May as we celebrate the Spirit of Agave with Ocho Tequila & QuiQuiRiQui Mezcal.
Agave's symbolism in Mexican culture dates back to the Aztec Empire. Considered a divine gift to the people of Mexico, Agave is personified in the the Aztec goddess Mayahuel, representing a symbol of long life, health and fertility. For the original inhabitants of western Mexico, the agave plant was worshipped, representing Mayaheul’s earthly powers of wind, rain and crops. It is said that from her body the first agave plant was born, making Tequila & Mezcal a ritual drink used in ceremonial offerings to the gods.
Ocho Tequila — One of the few tequilas still made slowly in the old fashioned way, Tequila Ocho is a fine quality spirit which accentuates that which is exclusive to tequila, the agave flavour.
Ocho tequila is an outstanding liquid, made under the baking Mexican sun to carry forth its unique terrior. Designed to showcase the agave plant’s ability to convey differing flavours from the land, each vintage is harvested from diverse fields around the Mexican state of Jalisco. The brainchild of Tomas Estes and Carlos Camarena, two much loved and celebrated tequila experts, Ocho is the first single estate tequila.
QuiQuiRiQui Mezcal — QuiQuiRiQui Mezcals are all Single Estate (Palenque) handcrafted spirits produced in Oaxaca, Mexico. Using locally grown agave plants, picked when mature, then cooked, fermented and distilled through time honoured traditional methods, the spirits are rich in vegetal flavours and local history. Many of these spirits provide the backbone to communities as mezcal’s popularity across the west has brought jobs and investment to areas other than tequila’s Jalisco.
Established in 2011, they partner directly with families who have been producing traditional mezcal in their communities for generations.