We just received our new line of Roca Patrón.
Patrón Spirits first line of tequilas produced entirely from the labor-intensive, centuries-old TAHONA process. Made from 100 percent Weber Blue Agave, each tequila in the new Roca Patrón family – Roca Patrón Silver, Roca Patrón Reposado, and Roca Patrón Añejo – is traditionally made at a specific proof, higher than the core line of Patrón tequilas.
“Roca Patrón starts with a tahona, a giant two-ton stone wheel hand-carved from volcanic rock (roca) that slowly crushes the cooked agave to break the bonds of fiber and release the rich agave juice. From here, both the juice and the agave fiber are placed together into wooden fermentation vats for 72 hours, and then distilled in small-capacity copper pot stills. Only a handful of the more than 150 working tequila distilleries in Mexico still utilize the tahona process.”
Eventhough Roca Patrón is the company’s first line of tequilas crafted entirely from the tahona process, this process is a tradition in Patrón. From the brand’s very beginning, every tequila in the Patrón portfolio has included tahona tequila in the blend. The core line of Patrón tequilas, and Gran Patrón Platinum and Gran Patrón Burdeos, are created from a combination of tahona tequila and tequilas produced from the more modern roller mill process. Patrón has also recently introduced a tahona-only extra añejo, Gran Patrón Piedra.
The aged variants are rested in single-use American bourbon barrels – Roca Patrón Reposado for five months, Roca Patrón Añejo $99.99 for 14 months; this differs from the core Patrón line, which are aged in a blend of new and used oak barrels. The Patrón master distiller determined that the ideal flavor characteristics of Roca Patrón Silver $79.99 came through at 45 percent alcohol (90 proof). Similarly, Roca Patrón Reposado $89.99 is optimal at 84 proof, and Roca Patrón Añejo at 88 proof.