Patrón Añejo Tequila
Patrón // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Patrón was one of the first high-end tequilas on the American market, and was made at the Siete Leguas distillery until production was moved to a new, much larger facility in 2002. Part, but not all, of this tequila is made by the traditional tahona method, in which the agave piñas are crushed with a giant stone wheel and the juice ferments in contact with the agave fibers. The Añejo is aged in small white oak barrels for 12-15 months.
Tequila AñejoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged for at least a year in barrels not to exceed 600 liters. Any type of wood is acceptable, but ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Añejo tequilas are also known as "aged" or "extra aged".