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Roca Patron Anejo

44% ABV

When you think of tequila, you probably think of Patron. The beautifully crafted agave-based liquor pembodies the term "top shelf."

But the folks behind Patron weren't satisfied with just making perfectly delicious large batch tequila that people the world over enjoy. That's why they started Roca Patron.

Employing an artisanal process called Tahona, the folks at Patron crush 100 percent pure cooked Weber Blue Agave on a two-ton volcanic stone wheel using the finest 100 percent Weber Blue Agave. They then bottle it in small batches in aged bourbon barrels. Sounds pretty artisanal, doesn't it?

Patron crafts a silver, reposado, and anejo and each has its own merits. Crystal clear silver smells of fresh citrus and has an earthy, sweet flavor with notes of black pepper, cooked agave, and citrus and finishes clean. Reposado is a light straw color, smells like vanilla, American Oak, and citrus with a smooth, sweet flavor with notes of ginger, caramel, and mushroom. And anejo, aged for 14 months, is a medium gold. It has a sweet and spice aroma with hints of vanilla and fruit. Drinkers will taste citrus, light ginger, and black pepper with a velvety smooth finish.

Stir two ounces of Roca Patron Anejo with an ounce of sweet vermouth, a quarter ounce of dark cream de cacao, 10 drops of mole bitters with ice and strain into a martini glass and garnish with a red chile to make a gentlemanly Caballero.

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