Patrón has recently announced the launch of their first extra añejo tequila, Gran Patrón Piedra.
For Gran Patrón Piedra, it all starts with 100% Weber Blue agave grown in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, of which only the best are selected for this, Gran Patrón Platinum and Gran Patrón Burdeos. The agave is slowly steam-cooked before being crushed with a two-ton Tahona. The Tahona is a traditional method that utilizes a two-ton volcanic stone wheel to extract the sugary juice from the agave, which is then fermented, distilled, and aged in barrels. Piedra, which means “stone” in Spanish, is created entirely from the traditional Tahona process – a process that few tequilas are made with anymore.
After distillation, the tequila is then aged for three years in new American and French oak barrels before being bottled at 80 proof.
“We created Gran Patrón Piedra to offer spirits aficionados a uniquely high-quality extra aged tequila,” said Ed Brown, President and CEO of Patrón Spirits International. “Its complex flavor profile, distinct oak taste, and remarkably smooth finish truly sets Gran Patrón Piedra apart in the ultra-premium tequila category.”
Gran Patrón Piedra will be sold in hand-numbered 750ml bottles. Suggested retail price for Gran Patrón Piedra is $399.