Gran Patrón Smoky Tequila
Gran Patrón // Highlands, Mexico
This silver tequila is made with 100% Blue Weber agaves which have been roasted with mesquite for around 7 days in underground stone pits. After roasting, the agaves are crushed with a volcanic stone tahona. The fibers and cooked agave juice are then transferred to pine wood vats to ferment. It is then distilled and bottled at 101 proof. Available from September 2018 in select US markets with further expansion expected in 2019.
Tequila BlancoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is typically unaged , clear, and bottled straight after distillation. Sometimes rested in stainless steel up to 60 days and can also be aged in wood for no more than 30 days.
"Campfire smoke and chocolate combine on the nose in smores-like fashion, with baked apples and agave. The palate is oily and phenolic with burnt rubber, asphalt, and diesel, along with roasty agave, black pepper, and limes. The finish is sharp, with bell peppers, light vanilla, and lemongrass. All told, it's lacking balance and depth. "