Patrón Spirits recently introduced the latest edition of its tequila lineup to the U.S. market: Gran Patrón Piedra.
The brand’s first extra añejo tequila, Gran Patrón Piedra is meticulously aged for more than three years in new American and French oak barrels. The result is a unique flavor profile with an unbeatable smooth finish.
In addition to extra añejo aging, it’s also put through a “Tahona” production process, a time-consuming and ancient method for creating tequila. To produce the tequila, the steam-cooked agave is slowly crushed with a large Tahona stone wheel. The juice is then fermented and distilled along with the agave fiber. It’s bottled at 80 proof and boasts a deep mahogany color and sweet, subtle aroma of fruit, fresh mushroom, light citrus, and toasted French oak.
Gran Patrón Piedra comes in hand-numbered bottles inspired by the Tahona stone, and then, packaged in an elegant box that converts into a beautiful display case. It’s available in limited production at select retailers for $400.