Ultra-premium tequila Patrón is introducing Patrón Extra Añejo 5 Años, a rare, limited edition extra añejo tequila exclusively for sale in duty free.
The tequila is made from the finest 100% Weber Blue Agave from the harvest, baked in brick ovens for about three days and then crushed, fermented and distilled using the “tahona” process together with the more modern roller mill method.
The tequila was aged in a combination of new American oak medium toasted barrels and used whiskey barrels for five years. The result is a tequila notably light in color for its aging, yet exhibiting intense aroma and complex flavors.
“Extra añejo tequilas are very difficult to create because tequila that has aged for too long in the barrel can take on too much wood taste and lose much of their natural agave flavor,” says Patrón Master Distiller Francisco Alcaraz. “But through the years of tasting different wood types, combined with placing barrels in different microclimates within our aging room, we have proudly created an extra añejo tequila with just the right balance of wood that complements and doesn’t overpower the tequila’s agave characteristics.”
Less than 500 cases of this limited-production spirit were produced, and will only be available in global travel retail, on shelf starting in early 2016.
The company is also bringing its new Patrón Citrónge Mango liqueur to Cannes ((H36 Green Village), which was introduced this summer in domestic markets; and a new special edition collector’s tin celebrating Mexico. Cannes visitors will also be able to experience a virtual journey to Patrón’s agave fields and distillery in Jalisco, Mexico through the unique “Art of Patrón” Virtual Reality Experience.