Patrón has announced the release of its latest aged expression, Patrón Sherry Cask Aged Añejo. Conceived within the walls of Hacienda Patrón distillery in Jalisco, Mexico, this limited-edition tequila was born out of the production team’s devotion to craftsmanship and quality.
Concepted originally by former Master Distiller, Francisco Alcaraz, Patrón Sherry Cask Aged Añejo is remarkably distinctive, and matures for more than two years in Spanish oak barrels once used to produce the finest Oloroso sherry. Each barrel is unique, requiring current Master Distiller, David Rodriguez, to blend the tequila from each cask in order to achieve the perfect expression. Meticulous precision and care are fundamental to this process, and highlight how Patrón goes to exceptional efforts to achieve perfection time and again.
Patrón Sherry Cask Añejo Tequila is inspired by sherry. One of the oldest wines in the world, sherry has seen a resurgence in recent years, making its way into cocktail recipes at the most popular bars in cities across the globe. Patrón Sherry Cask Aged Añejo enhances this trend and emphasizes the versatility of Patrón tequila, which allows for experimentation that goes well beyond the margarita.
“Our new Sherry Cask Aged Añejo tequila reveals the special multi-dimensional nature of Patrón, and its ability to imbue delightfully unique flavors to classic cocktails that are traditionally crafted using other spirits,” said Rodriguez. “Not only that, but this tequila features a distinct and exceptional taste profile, with more pronounced and complex aromas. I am enormously proud of this innovation and can’t wait for people to try this tequila, which is a reflection of our masterful process that demands painstaking artisanal talent.”
On the nose, the tequila delivers aromas of fresh apricots, sun-dried medjool dates, and pear, with hints of banana, freshly baked agave, vanilla pudding, and honey-glazed walnuts. The palate offers fig preserves, stone fruit compote, caramel, toasted walnuts, coconut, and fermented pineapple with spices and piloncillo. The finish is long-lasting, rich, and warm with notes of baked pear.
The tequila is available now until supplies last and sold exclusively in the United States on drizly.com and at retailers for $79.99 per 750ml bottle.
For more information, visit Patrón’s official website.
Last month, Patrón teamed up with London private members’ club Annabel’s to create a limited edition bottle to raise money for the Amazon rainforest.