Tequila 101: Your Premium Spirit Guide

April 17, 2015
Written by: Lil Newman
Editorial Manager, Marketing Manager
 

Handmade artisanal tequilas? Say no more, we’re sold. Meet the newest member of the Patrón family- Roca Patrón, which blends 100% agave with artisanal flair. Read on, then put your new found knowledge to the test at our next Cocktail Study – where you’ll get to taste and mix these new varieties at The Library at The Redbury Hotel next Thursday, April 23rd. Get your tickets HERE.

How is Roca Patron different from the rest of Patron’s tequila?

Roca Patrón Silver, Reposado and Añejo are created in small batches and finished at their own specific proof to ensure the best flavor profile for balance and complexity. These artisanal 100% agave tequilas are crafted exclusively from the ancient “tahona” process, which imparts a very complex, earthy flavor.

 Can you tell us the difference between the Silver, Reposado, and Anejo types?

Roca Patrón Silver is twice distilled and specifically finished at 90 proof to create a crisp, robust tequila with notes of sweet agave. Roca Patrón Reposado is aged for five months in American oak bourbon barrels and specifically finished at 84 proof to create a tequila with an oaky, sweet agave flavor, and Roca Patrón Añejo is aged for fourteen months in American oak bourbon barrels and specifically finished at 88 proof to create a tequila with a sweet, slightly earthy flavor.

 What is something about Tequila or Patron we may not know?

Though Patrón has grown to become a well-known brand across the globe, we still produce every drop in small batches and with the same recipe and process since the day we started. We’ve grown not by building bigger, rather by replicating our original small distillery – so today, we have about 12 small distilleries all under one roof at our distillery in the hills of Jalisco, Mexico.

 Any tips for drinking Tequila and not getting hungover?

The easiest way to avoid that is not to drink to excess. We encourage people to enjoy our tequilas in moderation.

We’ve never been one for moderation, but I guess we could give it a try.