|NOM :||1492 ,|
|Agave Type :||Tequilana Weber ,|
|Agave Region :||Jalisco (Los Altos) ,|
|Region :||Jalisco (Ciénega) ,|
|Cooking :||Stone/Brick Ovens ,|
|Extraction :||Tahona, Roller Mill ,|
|Water Source :||Deep well water ,|
|Fermentation :||100% agave, Wood fermentation tanks, Fermentation with fibers, Fermentation without fibers ,|
|Distillation :||2x distilled ,|
|Still :||Copper Pot ,|
|Aging :||French Oak barrels, American White Oak barrels, Custom hybrid barrels, New barrels, Used barrels, Hungarian Oak barrels ,|
|ABV/Proof :||40% abv (80-proof)|
|Other :||Charcoal filtration|
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While I feel like Patron is given harsh treatment from tequila lovers because of it's influence on people with the marketing, but I also feel like it has its place.
Nose: Agave, touch of honey. Light vanilla notes. Definitely a hint of banana and butterscotch. Palate: Agave and caramel, right off the bat. Vanilla, and a very strong whiskey note. Bourbon, I think. I get the barrel notes for sure, but not a ton else. Verdict: Try it. It’s a competent añejo. If your choice is this or picking up a 1L of Tapatio for another couple bucks, by all means skip it. But at $45-50/bottle, I see no real flaws here. It’s a competent, albeit simple tequila. It tastes quality, no crappy diffuser notes, additive free, and an all around decent sipper. It’s not top shelf, but honestly, I don’t understand the hate it gets. I really think it’s just cool to hate on Patron, And that’s why everybody does. The blanco is a little pricy for what it is, but at least here in California, the añejo is reasonably priced. I assume the blanco and repo are priced up to account for that, but I’m not sure.