Olmeca Altos Short Films.
Summary: Join bartenders Henry Besant and Dre Masso as they travel across Mexico and back to London to discover and explore theorigins of Tequila. In five short films they visit Los Altos in Mexico to discover the production of Tequila, take a look at the modern uses of the Agave plant and the tezontle stone, before returning to London to observe how the category has affected the vibrant bar scene.
Bringing It Home travels from Mexico, where the guys meet the country's most recognised bartender, to high-end bars in London, where local top bartenders share Olmeca Altos cocktail recipes, and discuss how perceptions of Tequila are continuously evolving
Master Distiller focuses on the infinite passion of Jesús Hernández, one of the finest Tequila distillers in the world, and head of the Olmeca distillery, as he unearths the secrets and myths of its production. We also meet people who have been influenced by Jesús.
Tahona takes a look at why the ancient Tahona method used to produce Olmeca Altos creates a more flavoursome Tequila, before moving on to Biko – Mexico’s highest rated restaurant – to see how they use the same volcanic rock in their contemporary kitchen.
In the second instalment of our Olmeca Altos short films, 100% Agave, Henry and Dre are still in Mexico travelling from Arandas to Mexico City. In this film they head out to the Agave fields to talk to the jimadores who harvest the plants used to make Olmeca Altos 100% Agave Tequila. They find out why it’s such an important craft and a vocation handed down the generations. They then travel down to Mexico City to discover some modern uses of the Agave plant: meeting with a chef from Mexico’s top restaurant Biko and fashion designer Carmen Rion to find out how Agave is used in modern Mexican cooking and fashion.
Los Altos explores the origin of Olmeca Altos, and explains why the famous tierra roja helps to cultivate the finest Tequila in the world. It also meets with proud locals from across Los Altos region, as well as visiting the eponymous town of Tequila.
Henry Besant and Dre Masso travel back to Mexico to rediscover and share their passion for Tequila. They'll speak to the people who make it, explore other uses of the Agave plant and talk to some of the best Bartenders in the world to understand why they love it too.