A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.
The drinks group has appointed the Frenchman to boost the 100% agave tequila's presence in the UK and strengthen its position as the ‘margarita tequila’ in the on-trade.
Lataille previously worked as assistant general manager at London’s tequila bar Green & Red and more recently provided training to bartenders around the world as part of The Tahona Society, Olmeca’s category-wide trade education scheme.
Lataille said: “Since joining The Tahona Society team, I have been raising awareness of the tequila category internationally and the unique qualities of Olmeca Altos.
“In this new role, I will focus on the vibrant UK cocktail scene and take Altos to the next level, through continued education of the category.”
Michael Kaller, Olmeca international marketing director, said: “His enthusiasm for tequila, coupled with his work for The Tahona Society, has laid the foundation for a great year ahead.”