Roca Patrón Añejo Tequila
Patrón // Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Tahonas are used in the Roca collection from Patrón, which launched in the summer of 2014. Tahonas (two ton stones) are used to gently crush cooked agaves. Both the fibers and juice from the crush are used in both the fermentation and distillation process. Their añejo is aged in single-use American ex-bourbon barrels for 14 months. It is bottled at 88 proof.
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".
"The añejo tequila has a pleasant amount of baking spices on your palate along with maple syrup and vanilla. The agave notes come through on the palate and the tequila has a rich, full quality in your mouth."