Patrón has announced the release of the brand’s oldest tequila to-date: Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años.
This tequila aged a decade in a blend of used American oak and hybrid American and French Limousin barrels.
“The release of Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años is an incredible milestone for Patrón,” says Adrian Parker, global VP, marketing for Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años tequila at Bacardi Global Brands Limited. “We are one of a handful of tequila brands to create a tequila of this age and caliber and are extremely proud to have another outstanding product join our expanding range of aged tequilas. We are seeing tremendous growth in the aged tequila category as traditional cognac, rum and whiskey drinkers discover the versatility of Patrón and enjoy the distinct, complex flavor profiles that our aged portfolio has to offer.”
By year ten, after periodic evaluation, the tequila had achieved a balance between agave notes and unique flavor characteristics, the company says, including its aftertaste of oak and vanilla.
Paying homage to the brand’s history, Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años is bottled in a replica of the very first Patrón bottle and stopper made of handblown glass. Patrón Añejo 10 Años joins previously released limited-edition Patrón Añejo 5 Años and Patrón Añejo 7 Años.
Patrón Extra Añejo 10 Años is available now in the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $349 per 750-ml. bottle.