GRAN PATRON “SMOKY” SILVER TEQUILA
750 ml, 50.5% ABV (101 Proof)
This silver tequila is made with 100% Blue Weber agaves which have been roasted with mesquite for around 7 days in underground stone pits. After roasting, the agaves are crushed with a volcanic stone tahona. The fibers and cooked agave juice are then transferred to pine wood vats to ferment. It is then distilled and bottled at 101 proof.
“Patron is pushing deeper into the high-end tequila field. The company plans to unveil a new premium offering Monday that brings a hint of smoke to the popular spirit.
Gran Patrón Smoky will hit select markets later this month and begin a wider distribution early next year. The agave used to make the tequila is roasted with mesquite for seven days in underground stone pits, versus the above-ground clay brick ovens where most agave is roasted.
The result is a tequila that tastes like something a Texas pitmaster would offer you as you wait for a brisket to cook. The smoky tastes dance across the palate, but don’t overwhelm it. And it adds a distinctive twist to cocktails. You’ll also pick up citrus and a big peppery finish to the spirit.” – Fortune