About Patron x Guillermo del Toro Tequila
The Patrón Spirits Company was launched in 1989 by John Paul DeJoira and Martin Crowley. With its inception, came the world’s first ultra-premium tequila. A new state-of-the-art facility was constructed in Jalisco in 2002, to facilitate its profound reception. It became the first spirits brand in its class to sell one million cases.
Francisco Alcaraz is the Master Distiller & Blender behind the recipe for the Mexican spirit. Produced at the Hacienda de Patrón, the distillery sources agaves from Los Altos in Jalisco. Their signature lineup is created using a hybrid technique: half of the agaves are traditionally tahona-crushed, while the other half are modern roller-mill crushed agaves. The freshly milled desert succulents are slow-roasted in an oven, before being fermented in wooden vats.
Like tequila, the legendary Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro was born in Jalisco, Mexico. This luxurious expression celebrates his work as well as the spirit in a box that contains Patrón Extra Añejo Tequila, a liqueur, a pair of candles, and an artbook. The bottles and box were designed in collaboration with del Toro's longtime "partner in crime" Guy Davis and feature depictions of skeletal jimadors as well as 2 bottles that form a skeletal bust: the skull is a smaller 100mL bottle with the liqueur, the torso is the 750mL bottle with the tequila, and the box transforms into an altar. The tequila is a 5-year-old Extra Añejo aged in both new and used oak, while the liqueur is an aged orange liqueur. When mixed together, they are joined in perfect harmony for a mystical and one-of-a-kind drinking experience.
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Although tequila has developed a bad reputation, there's more to the spirit than just shots on a Saturday night.
This traditional Mexican drink origins in the state of Jalisco when according to a local legend, lightning struck an agave cactus before the Nahua tribe drank its warm nectar. Behold, tequila.
Legally, tequila has to be made of 51% of Blue agave around the Jalisco region in Mexico. There are different types of tequila according to age - from the youngest representatives, blanco, reposado, and añejo, to the oldest extra añejo.
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