ATOTONILCO, Jalisco, Mexico – The company responsible for producing the world’s finest ultra-premium line of tequilas has added another name to its family of superior spirits—Gran Patrón Burdeos. In both its high-quality taste and elegant packaging, this limited-quantity handmade añejo tequila is unique to any other spirit.
Gran Patrón Burdeos is distilled from the finest Weber Blue agave grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The tequila is first matured in a blend of American and French oak barrels and aged for a minimum of 12 months. It is then distilled again before it is racked in vintage Bordeaux barrels, hand-selected from the great châteaux of France to add the distinctive flavors of vanilla, raisins and dried fruit found in the best Bordeaux wine.
“We triple distill this tequila to add a soft, velvet-smooth quality unlike any other spirit,” said Francisco Alcaraz, Patrón’s master distiller, who personally developed the process that allows Gran Patrón Burdeos to obtain its exceptional flavor.
The taste isn’t the only distinctive characteristic of Gran Patrón Burdeos. Each unleaded crystal bottle is cork finished like wine and sealed with a crystal cap. The bottle is then placed inside a handsome rounded display case that accentuates the dark color of the añejo tequila, and includes a specially designed corkscrew to assist with opening, and an unleaded crystal bee stopper to preserve every drop.
“With Gran Patrón Burdeos we’ve created a work of art, both inside the bottle and out. Like all our ultra-premium Patrón tequilas, it was created using the very best, highest-quality agave and centuries-old techniques. But with this añejo, we took the extraordinary extra steps of borrowing flavors from the top Bordeaux wines, and beautifully presenting the bottle to match what’s inside,” said Ed Brown, president and CEO of Patrón Spirits International. “Years in the making, we couldn’t be more proud to include this very special tequila in our portfolio of the best spirits in the world."
At Patrón Spirits’ French Colonial-style Hacienda and distillery in the hills of Jalisco, Mexico, every step in creating Gran Patrón Burdeos, and Patrón’s entire portfolio of tequilas, is done with the careful precision and care that can be accomplished only by hand. Gran Patrón Burdeos is available in select bars and restaurants around the world, and it retails for approximately $499 in fine wine and spirits shops. Each bottle (available in 750ml, 80 proof) is numbered by hand.
In addition to Gran Patrón Burdeos, the Patrón Spirits portfolio also includes Gran Patrón Piedra (extra añejo tequila created entirely from the Tahona process), Gran Patrón Platinum tequila (triple-distilled, small-batch silver tequila), Patrón Silver tequila (smooth, soft and light tequila without an oak flavor), Patrón Añejo tequila (blended and oak-aged for a minimum of 12 months), Patrón Reposado tequila (blended to incorporate the fresh, clean taste of Patrón Silver with a hint of the oak flavor found in Patrón Añejo), Patrón Citrónge (extra-fine orange liqueur), Patrón XO Cafe and Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa (ultra-premium coffee liqueurs made with Patrón Silver tequila), Pyrat XO Reserve rum (select blend of aged Caribbean rums), Pyrat Cask 1623 (limited production, ultra-premium aged rum), and Ultimat ultra-premium Polish vodka (produced from a combination of wheat, rye and potato).
For more information about Patrón Spirits International and its range of ultra-premium spirits, please visit www.patronspirits.com.