Despite the winning combination of low-to-the-ground barrels and atmospheric temperatures, Patrón Extra Añejo 7 Años feels a bit like a happy accident. It certainly wasn’t part of any plan. Made in just 30 barrels in the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, the tequila was originally supposed to age for a year. But the barrels stayed there year after year. After seven years, Patrón tasted the tequila and realized this was something customers should have the opportunity to try.
Patrón Extra Añejo 7 Años, which is billed as having a “smooth and sweet taste, with distinct notes of dry fruits, citrus, and light caramel” retails at $299 a bottle, making it slightly more expensive than Casa Dragones Joven and less pricey than Don Julio Real (aged for three to five years). Patrón president and CEO Ed Brown says he knows that he could charge more for something this rare, but he wanted to make the price “accessible” for fans of luxury spirits.
Patrón Extra Añejo 7 Años is available at liquor stores with high-end selections nationwide, until it’s gone.
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Volume: 750 ML
Age: 7 Year