An Introduction to Patron Tequila
Proudly Made In Mexico
Patron is known for making high-quality and smooth tequila fermented, a fruit commonly found in hot and arid regions of Mexico. Patron tequila was originally produced by Casa 7 Leguas, one of Mexico’s oldest distilleries.
Since being introduced to the world in 1989, Patron has become well-known in popular culture circles, often referenced in movies, television, and the music industry. In January of 2018, Patron was actually bought by Bacardi, the world’s largest private spirits company for approximately $5.1 million.
How is Patron tequila made?
Patron tequila is made by fermenting the fruit of the blue agave plant. The plant takes a long time to mature, taking nearly eight to ten years to reach the perfect level of ripeness.
For this reason, Patron is often considered a premium spirit because of how difficult it is to produce large quantities. Once the plant has grown to produce fruit with optimal sugar levels, the fruit (known as the piña) is then harvested.
The piña is then chopped up and placed in a brick oven to cook evenly on all sides. This allows the sugars in the fruit to break down more easily, which will make it easier for the production of alcohol levels.
The chopped piña is then crushed and ground up. The pulp is left for three days to ferment, and is then distilled in handmade barrels for a minimum of two months. The oldest tequila offered by Patron is their Añejo 7 Años, which is aged for seven years.
Patron Silver Tequila Prices List
Patron Extra Anejo
Roca Patron Silver
Roca Patron Reposado
Roca Patron Anejo
Gran Patron Platinum
$190.99 - $199.99
Gran Patron Piedra
$319.99 - $399.99
Gran Patron Burdeo
$419.99 - $499.99
Patron XO Cafe
Prices Compared to Other Tequila Brands
A standard 750ml bottle of Don Julio Blanco Tequila can be bought for roughly $41.99-45.99, which is roughly the same amount that a bottle of Patron for the same volume goes for on the market. One of the more expensive bottles of Don Julio, Don Julio Real Tequila, retails from between $399.99 - $419.99, which is slightly cheaper than Patron’s Gran Patron Burdeo.
A bottle of Avion Silver (750ml) retails for slightly cheaper than a standard bottle of Patron Silver Tequila, ranging between $34.99 - $38.99. In contrast, Avion’s most expensive bottle of tequila, Avion Reserva 44, ranges between #129.99 - $149.99. This shys in comparison to Patron’s Gran Patron Burdeo, which is distilled for much longer, resulting in a higher-quality tequila.
Rose Tequila makes their spirits with specialty flavors. A bottle of Tequila Rose Strawberry Cream (750ml) can be bought for $17.99 - $21.99. All of Patron’s spirit prices go for much higher, and their flavors tend not to be as adventurous.
Milagro offers their 750ml Milagro Silver tequila for $21.99 - $27.99, which is slightly cheaper than a regular bottle of Patron. In general, Milagro’s prices aren’t as steep as Patron’s, primarily because Patron brands itself as a premium tequila. Milagro’s most expensive bottle, Milagro Unico 2, tops out at a price between $269.99 - $299.99.
Jose Cuervo produced high-quality and smooth tequila, but at a more affordable price range. A bottle of Jose Cuervo Especial Silver (750ml) can typically sell for less than $20. Jose Cuervo’s most expensive bottle, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia, ranges anywhere between $129.99 - $199.99, which is comparable to Patron’s Gran Patron Platinum.
Deleon is another tequila distiller that promotes its brand on being premium quality. When it comes to prices, Deleon’s spirits are very similar to drinks offered by Patron. Their cheapest bottle of tequila, Deleon Platinum (750ml), can sell for roughly $37.99 - $49.99. They actually offer one of the most expensive bottles of tequila out there, the Deleon Leona, which is incredibly rare and can fetch a price as high as $649.99 - $699.99.
As a newer tequila producer, Hornitos has been able to distill delicious spirits that don’t break the bank. Hornitos’ selection of drinks can typically be bought for less than $40 per bottle. Their cheapest tequila option, Hornitos Plata (375ml), can range in price between $12.99 - $19.99. Their most expensive bottle, Hornitos Anejo (750ml) can typically retail between $25.99 - $35.99. This particular brand of tequila is significantly cheaper than the tequila options made available by Patron.
What should you mix with Patron tequila?
In a tall glass, pour the tequila and orange juice over cubed ice. Drizzle the grenadine syrup overtop the drink and garnish with an orange slice. This simple drink is as easy to make as it is to enjoy. For a little extra blast, consider adding soda water to add some fun fizziness.
Silver Mint Julep
With a muddler, crush the mint leaves and simple syrup together in the bottom of a julep cup to release the mint’s natural oils. Add the tequila and stir to mix the flavors together. Once mixed, pour in lots of crushed ice and stir until the drink is completely cold. This is a great drink to enjoy on an incredibly hot summer day!
Wild Berry Mojito
This is an excellent drink for those looking for something sweet, bubbly, fruity, and alcoholic. In a tall, chilled glass over ice, pour the ingredients and stir them gently to mix. Add as many berries as you’d like to add to the drink’s overall aesthetic and flavor. Top with mint sprigs for garnish and enjoy.
What is Patron?
Patron is a premium tequila at 40% abv harvested from the blue agave plant and produced by the Patron Spirits Company in Mexico. Their bottles, barrels and corks are all hand crafted at the distillery.
Who owns Patron?
Beverage conglomerate Bacardi owns Patron as of January 2018.