In celebration of Patrón Tequila's small batch spirit and approach to handcrafted perfection, the producer of the world's highest-quality ultra-premium tequila presents Patrón Estate Release. Bringing a unique practice to Patrón's artisanal tequila-making, Estate Release is created using only 100 percent Weber Blue Agave exclusively harvested and cultivated on the grounds of Hacienda Patrón.
While the agave used to produce Patrón is grown on farms spread throughout the Highlands region of Jalisco, the particular agave crop used to craft Patrón Estate Release was grown and matured on the fertile grounds surrounding the distillery in Atotonilco el Alto. This land is filled with a nutrient-dense fertilizer compost that comes from agave fibers remaining from the Patrón production process. Once these very special agave plants were fully matured, they then went through a very traditional tequila-making process where they are crushed, fermented and distilled using the ancient tahona process, creating a highly complex and robust blanco tequila.
"Sustainability and superior terroir are important parts of our brand and tequila, and we are proud of our agronomy team's dedication to composting and land management efforts that have made this inaugural tequila release possible," said Lee Applbaum, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Patrón Tequila. "Patrón Estate Release is a labor of love from start to finish, making this more than a bottle of tequila - it's a piece of our Hacienda, and one which we can only realize every 8 years as the new crops mature."
This 84 proof, blanco tequila brings forth herbal and citrus notes from its unique harvest on the Hacienda grounds. Patrón Estate Release has a smooth and sweet taste with a floral and black pepper finish, and an aroma of intense cooked agave with caramel, lemon tea and fruit.
Exclusive to the U.S., Patrón Estate Release will be available in limited supply in select U.S. markets beginning this month. With only a limited supply, Patrón Estate Release is packaged in a 750ml bottle with a suggested retail price of $100. Paying homage to where this special tequila is produced, the Hacienda distillery is pictured on the front label. Patrón Estate Release is perfect neat, on the rocks, or in a premium cocktail. For more information and recipes, please visit www.patrontequila.com.