Patron ‘Anejo’ Tequila
Patron Anejo is a delicate blend of uniquely aged tequilas, all aged in small white oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months. Similar to wine making, each vintage of Patron Anejo is carefully blended to produce a smooth and distinctive-tasting tequila. Each bottle is numbered by hand and crafted from recycled glass. Carefully crafted this pours bright amber colour with fine notes of oak, vanilla, raisins and honey. The palate is smooth and supple showing notes of caramel and smoke on a long finish; this is ideal for a tequila old fashioned.
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Patron (Spanish for “the good boss”) was the brainchild of two entrepreneurs, John Paul DeJoria and Martin Crowley, whose love of tequila and desire to create the best tequila in the world led them to the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. There they found tequila industry veteran Francisco Alcaraz and asked him to produce the most extraordinary, highest-quality, 100 percent agave tequila possible. From that fortuitous meeting, Patron Tequila was born.
Patron’s success is due in no small part to its founders’ hunch early on that consumers were ready for an ultra-premium luxury tequila, a spirits category which at the time didn’t exist. Few exported tequilas back then were created from 100 percent agave — from the beginning, Francisco’s handcrafted method for Patron included not only 100 percent Weber Blue Agave but also a centuries-old technique called the tahona process, where agave fibers are slowly crushed by a large volcanic stone wheel and then the agave juice is fermented and distilled with the agave fiber. Francisco created tequila from this process and tequila from the more modern roller mill process, and blended them together to become Patron.