In 1989 to visionaries, formed the Patrón Spirits Company with the singular goal of producing the best tequila in the world. They took the 100% pure Waeber blue agave, grown in the hills of Jalisco, Mexico, and blended traditional techniques with modern technology. The created the world’s first ultra-premium tequila. Patrón tequila is today, the world’s number one ultra premium tequila outselling it’s nearest competitor by eight times alone. Patrón’s master distiller, Francisco Alcaraz, uses his skills of sight, touch and taste along with the latest technology to select the perfect agave. Only the agave with the right balance of sugar and acid are selected. Over 60 hands will touch a single bottle before it is shipped. Each hand-numbered bottle is absolutely unique and perfect as it leaves the Hacienda. Patrón is the world’s number 1 exporter of 100% Agave tequila and the facility has grown to accommodate the world’s demand. But Patrón is still produced in small batches for high quality.
Aged for only 14 months and only in ex-bourbon barrels (added French oak to the mix). With Roca Anejo the time in barrel is clear with oak spice as one of the leading top notes on the bouquet. Other barrel notes including caramel, vanilla, and a touch of cinnamon are evident and they are well integrated with the fresh and roasted agave notes which are a signature part of the Roca line. There’s a touch of pepper spice in the mix, but it’s the oak that’s much more dominant.