Roca Patrón Reposado Tequila
Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico
Roca Patrón is a collection which represent tequilas that are produced using tahonas to crush their cooked agaves. A tahona is a two-ton stone (Roca is Spanish for "rock") and it gently crushes (which sounds like an oxymoron) rather than quickly shreds the agave. Their reposado is aged for 5 months in single-use American ex-bourbon barrels and is bottled at 84 proof.
Tequila ReposadoDistilled from 100% blue Weber agave, it is aged from 2 months up to a year in barrels no larger than 20,000 L. Any type of wood is acceptable, although ex-bourbon barrels are most common. Reposado translates to "rested".
"The sweet agave notes you found on the Silver Roca from Patrón are tamed here with a dash of cinnamon. The wood influence is such that you can still taste the agave, it hasn't been covered up. There is some slight slickness of vanilla on your palate with an ever so gentle hint of smoke from the barrel. The finish is bittersweet and you are left with just a mild tingling sensation on your gums."